Category Archives: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Abe and Duterte like to be ‘more than friends’

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/13 January) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Rodrigo R. Duterte treated each other like brothers by doing away with many protocols during the Japanese leader’s visit on Friday in Davao City, an official said. “Well, this is what the President wanted, ‘yong friendly lang, ‘yung hindi masyado ang ano — ‘yung […]

Japanese PM Abe to visit Duterte house in Davao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/10 January) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to visit President Rodrigo R. Duterte in his now famous humble residence at Doña Luisa Subdivision in Matina, Davao City, the Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO) said. PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar announced the planned visit on TV5 on Sunday morning, but did […]

Japan vows support to peace, development in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 October) – The Japanese government has vowed to support the Philippines’ peace and development efforts in Mindanao, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Thursday evening. Duterte, however, did not give details how Japan would help in the government’s peace efforts in his arrival message at the F. Bangoy International Airport. “I sought […]

Mindanao is focus of state visit to Japan — Duterte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/25 October) – Mindanao will be the “central focus” of President Rodrigo Duterte’s three-day state visit to Japan. In his departure message at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday, Duterte said he will give focus to Mindanao as he stressed that “together with Japan, we shall seek to put on track this […]