Category Archives: state visit

Salute to the Sultan

Brunei Darussalam Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah is given full military honors upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on April 26, 2017 for his state visit to the Philippines and attendance at the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit. Accompanying the Brunei Darussalam ruler is Philippine Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Edgar […]

Bahrain visit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and His Royal Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain chat while waiting for the signing of agreements between the Philippines and Bahrain at the Sakhir Palace in Manama, Bahrain on April 13, 2017.  President Duterte is expected to arrive in Qatar at 9 p.m. on April 14. He […]

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 […]

PH, Malaysia pledge joint efforts in maritime security

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 November) – The Philippines and Malaysia have agreed to strengthen joint efforts in dealing with criminality and terrorism along the two countries’ maritime border, President Rodrigo R. Duterte said Friday. In his arrival speech at the F. Bangoy International Airport from his two-day state visits in Malaysia and Thailand, Duterte said Malaysian […]

Duterte eyes joint military, police operations with Malaysia to counter piracy, terrorism

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 2 Nov) – President Rodrigo R. Duterte said that he will discuss with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak to possibly hold joint military and police operations to counter piracy and terrorism in his state visit next week.  In an interview on Tuesday evening, Duterte said that the two nations must take up concerns […]

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 […]

No delegation from Davao Chamber in 4-day state to China; invitation came too late

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Oct) – No delegation from Davao City’s business community has been sent to join in the four-day state visit of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to China, which started October 18 until October 21, to assist him and his key senior officials secure concessions to enter the Chinese market. The reason: the invitation […]

PRRD in Brunei

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Brunei Darussalam Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah walk past the honor guards at the Istana Nurul Iman on October 17. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo