Duterte in Russia - updates

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Duterte invites Russian firms to join PH infrastructure program

Oct 05, 2019 - 8:12 PM

Several business deals – including exploring the prospects of building nuclear power plants in the Philippines – are signed on the sidelines of the Philippines-Russia Business Forum in Moscow keynoted by President Rodrigo Duterte

BUSINESS FORUM. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Philippines-Russia Business Forum at the House of the Unions in Moscow, Russian Federation on October 4, 2019. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte rants about 'U.S. and the West' at Russian forum

Oct 04, 2019 - 3:54 PM

The President hits traditional western powers for supposedly encumbering his war on drugs that has killed thousands of Filipinos

FOREIGN POLICY. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the plenary session of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club at the Polyana 1389 Hotel in Sochi, Russia on October 3, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Duterte at Valdai forum: Long tirade vs drugs, joke about 'killing girls'

Oct 04, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Hosts repeatedly ask the verbose Philippine leader to wrap up his long answers, in which he rants about the US, justifies his drug war, and even jokes about 'killing girls'

DUTERTE'S VIEWPOINT. President Duterte answers questions at the plenary session of the Valdai Discussion Club forum in Sochi, Russia, on October 3, 2019. Among the others in the panel are (L-R) Jordanian King Abdullah II, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Malacañang Photo

‘Drunk chap’: Duterte twitted for ‘unkempt’ look in meeting with Russian PM

Oct 03, 2019 - 6:08 PM

The Philippine President's loose tie and crumpled-looking collar during a bilateral meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev raises some eyebrows on Twitter

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pose for posterity prior to the start of their bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Moscow on October 2, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Duterte meets with CEO of Russian oil firm Rosneft

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Rosneft is the same oil company helping Vietnam drill oil in waters being claimed by China. Beijing has issued warnings against Rosneft's operations.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with the officials of Rosneft Oil Co. led by its CEO Igor Sechin who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Four Seasons Hotel in Moscow, Russia on October 2, 2019. JOEY DALUMPINES/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte's Russia activities: Speeches at think tank forum, institute for Russian diplomats

Sep 27, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The Philippine leader will attend the Valdai Forum in Sochi and speak to students of the Moscow State Institute for International Relations

Duterte returns to Russia in October

Sep 19, 2019 - 3:43 PM

The Philippine President accepts the invitation of his 'idol' Russian President Vladimir Putin, for another visit to Russia

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in Moscow on May 24, 2017 prior to his return to the Philippines. President Duterte opted to skip his scheduled engagements and cut his official visit to the Russian Federation short as he decided to fly back to the Philippines after declaring a state of Martial Law in Mindanao due to the terror crisis in Marawi City. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH, Russia sign 8 agreements, including extradition treaty

Nov 14, 2017 - 9:30 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also witness the signing of a business deal between the Philippines' Global Ferronickel Holdings Inc and Russia's Vi Holding LLC

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev prior to the opening of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte denies Russia trip was 'junket'

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The President admits inviting several retiring police and military officers to join his Russia visit as a way of showing his gratitude for their years of service

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is accompanied by his partner Honeylet as he is ushered by a Russian official upon his arrival at at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow for his official visit to the Russian Federation on May 23, 2016. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PH, Russia sign defense agreement, 9 other deals

May 25, 2017 - 12:14 PM

The two countries sign a total of 10 deals including a defense agreement deal to share intelligence and share knowledge on the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes

Duterte asks Putin for 'soft loan' for arms

May 24, 2017 - 8:10 AM

UPDATED The Philippine leader says he needs firearms from Russia after the cancellation of an arms purchase deal with the United States

Putin expresses condolences over Marawi attack

May 24, 2017 - 6:10 AM

UPDATED In a last minute bilateral meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin tells President Duterte he understands why he must return to Manila early

Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) meets with his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte at the Kremlin in Moscow late on May 23, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / MAXIM SHEMETOV

Duterte cuts short Russia trip amid Marawi clashes

May 24, 2017 - 12:26 AM

UPDATED The Presidential Communications Operations Office says President Rodrigo Duterte will leave Russia at 5 am on Wednesday May 24 Manila time

MARTIAL LAW. President Rodrigo Duterte confers with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Special Assistant to the President Christopher 'Bong' Go, as he declares martial law in Mindanao amid attacks perpetrated by the ISIS-backed Maute Group.

TIMELINE: Marawi clashes prompt martial law in all of Mindanao

May 24, 2017 - 12:16 AM

UPDATED Clashes erupt in Marawi City Tuesday afternoon May 23 At the end of the day President Rodrigo Duterte declares martial law in all of Mindanao

POLICE CAR? An ISIS black flag is seen atop what appears to be a police car taken by the Maute Group. Photo by Chico Dimaro Usman

Why Duterte's pivot to 'new friends' benefits Russia too

May 23, 2017 - 7:35 PM

What does Russia stand to gain from rolling out the red carpet for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his delegation?

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte inspects the Russian Guards of Honor before singing the Philippine National Anthem upon his arrival at Vnukovo-2 Airport in Moscow for his official visit to the Russian Federation on May 23, 2016. Joining the President is Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Vladimirovich Morgulov. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte off to Moscow to mark 'new chapter' in PH-Russia ties

May 22, 2017 - 5:15 PM

Russia must cease to be at the margins of Philippine diplomacy President Rodrigo Duterte says as he leaves for a 4 day official visit to Russia

RUSSIA TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his pre-departure statement before an official visit to Russia on May 22, 2017. Screenshot from PTV

PH, Russia to sign defense deal during Duterte visit

May 19, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Another expected outcome of President Rodrigo Duterte s official visit to Russia is the establishment of a Philippine defense office in Moscow and a Russian defense office in Manila

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian President Vladimir Putin discuss matters prior to their bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Summit in Lima, Peru on November 19. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./ Presidential Photo

Duterte aboard Varyag: 'Russia is with me'

Apr 21, 2017 - 5:17 PM

I shall not be afraid declares the Philippine president given Russia s latest gesture of friendship

PRESIDENTIAL VISIT. President Duterte at the South Harbor in Manila

PH, Russia eye defense cooperation deal this year

Feb 17, 2017 - 11:24 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev discuss areas of bilateral cooperation to be formalized during the Philippine leader s upcoming trip to Russia

RUSSIA'S HELPING HAND. President Duterte shakes hands with Secreatary of Russia's Security Council Nikolai Patrushev in Davao City. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Prioritize fishing issues with China, lawmaker says

Oct 12, 2016 - 4:52 PM

What is important now is the issue of fishing because it is a matter of livelihood Kabayan Representative Harry Roque says

BACK TO SEA. File photo of Filipino Fishermen joining an anti-China rally in front of the Chinese Consulate in Makati City on July 12, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Oct 05, 2016 - 12:16 PM

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Duterte to Obama: Go to hell

Oct 04, 2016 - 10:08 PM

UPDATED I will be reconfiguring my foreign policy Eventually I might in my time I will break up wth America says President Rodrigo Duterte during a speech in front of a Jewish community

President Duterte in a file photo

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Oct 01, 2015 - 4:00 PM

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