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Prez Duterte returns to PHL after attending APEC summit

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte (REUTERS/Jorge Silva)

President Rodrigo Duterte has already returned to the Philippines last November 11.

At 12:15AM, Duterte arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after attending the APEC Summit.

During his arrival speech, Duterte said that United States of America President Donald Trump praised his Philippine counterpart for his handling of the Administration’s War-on-Drugs, and the siege in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur.

“Those are the things you do not brag about, the Marawi and the drugs. Words of encouragement. Not extrajudicial killings, he cannot afford it.” Duterte revealed regarding his meeting with Trump. “We do not talk about these things, because, first of all, they are not true and we did not do it.”

The two Presidents met during the Asia – Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

During their meeting, they did not discuss the alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines since Duterte refuted the veracity of the issue.

Meanwhile, Duterte and Trump will once again meet in the 31st ASEAN Summit which is being hosted by the Philippines.

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