Duterte trips - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Duterte trips


Duterte arrives in Singapore for ASEAN Summit

Nov 12, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Southeast Asian leaders are expected to discuss the code of conduct for the South China Sea, a few weeks before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping in Manila

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and other heads of states from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries pose for a photo during the opening ceremony of the 32nd ASEAN Summit at the Shangri-la Hotel on April 28, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte in Jordan: Activities, deals, delegation members

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:57 PM

A defense cooperation deal and agreement to improve working conditions of Filipino domestic workers in Jordan are expected to be signed during President Duterte's visit

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio disembark from the plane upon their arrival at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel on September 2, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte's Israel trip shows consequences of his loose tongue

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:45 PM

The Philippine President's trip to Israel generate controversial headlines despite the delegation's efforts to draw attention to the positive aspects of Philippine-Israel relations

PH, Israeli businessmen sign 21 deals during Duterte trip

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:22 PM

The agreements signed between Philippine and Israeli companies and business groups represent $82.9 million in possible investments. Six of the deals are security-related.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and State of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu witness the signing of Memorandum of Intent on the Collaboration on Promotion of Bilateral Direct Investment between Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez and State of Israel Economy and Industry Minister Eli Cohen following a successful bilateral meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on September 3, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Israeli President tells Duterte: Hitler was 'the devil on earth'

Sep 04, 2018 - 6:58 PM

As President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, protesters outside the presidential residence hold signs saying 'Stop genocide' addressed to the Philippine leader

Philippines to sign exploration deal with Israeli oil company

Sep 04, 2018 - 3:33 PM

The Philippines offers Ratio Petroleum an area east of Palawan to explore for oil resources

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shakes hands with Armed Forces of the Philippines Vice Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Salvador Mison Jr. as the President was accorded foyer honors at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2 in Pasay City on September 2, 2018 before heading off to his official visits to the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte meets Netanyahu: 'We share same passion for human beings'

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:35 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'We also share the same passion of not allowing our country to be destroyed by those who have corrupt ideologies,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israelis need 'pill against nausea' to receive Duterte – Israeli lawmaker

Sep 03, 2018 - 4:46 PM

Here’s why some Israelis cannot stomach Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte interacts with the Filipinos based in Israel as he met with them at the Ramada Hotel in Jerusalem on September 2, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte in Israel: Activities, deals, delegation members

Sep 03, 2018 - 11:46 AM

The Philippine President will meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and lay wreaths at Holocaust memorial sites

Duterte to Obama: Forgive me, I forgive you

Sep 03, 2018 - 8:35 AM

'I am sorry for uttering those words,' Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte tells former US president Barack Obama, who he has cursed in past speeches

[OPINION] Duterte and Israel: Why visit a rogue state?

Sep 02, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Israeli government of Netanyahu is one of the worst human rights violators in the world. I suppose one could cynically call Duterte's visit a gathering of human rights violators.

Rights activists to Israeli President Rivlin: Don't meet 'mass murderer' Duterte

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:45 PM

'We believe that his visit to the Israeli Presidential Residence will bring President Rivlin, and the very institution of the Israeli presidency, into disrepute,' says the group represented by lawyer Eitay Mack

Duterte to make historic Israel trip September 2-5

Aug 13, 2018 - 7:02 PM

This is the first trip of a Philippine president to Israel since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1957

PHILIPPINES-ISRAEL TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte and outgoing Ambassador of Israel to the Philippines Effie Ben Matityau exchange pleasantries after the President conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu on the Israeli ambassador, who paid a farewell call on the President in Malacañang on August 6, 2018. Malacañang photo

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Jun 10, 2018 - 12:19 PM

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Duterte says he vomited on plane from Seoul to Manila

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:40 AM

The 73-year-old President says he vomited due to a migraine, preventing him from greeting fellow plane passengers en route to Manila

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte makes a gesture of respect before delivering his departure statement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport prior to his departure for a three-day official visit to the Republic of Korea on June 2, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Philippines, South Korea sign P9-B loan deal for Cebu container port

Jun 05, 2018 - 12:45 PM

(UPDATED) The Export-Import Bank of Korea provides a loan for Cebu's new container port with an interest rate of 0.15%, payable over 40 years

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-in witness the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between Science and Technology Secretary Fortunate Dela Peña and Minister of Science and ICT You Young Min following the successful bilateral meeting at the Blue House in Seoul on June 4, 2018. The MOU is on the scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte, Moon hail 'solid friendship' between Philippines, South Korea

Jun 04, 2018 - 5:37 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte calls South Korea a 'true friend' of the Philippines after his restricted meeting with President Moon Jae-in in Seoul

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the guestbook upon his arrival at the National Cemetery in Seoul, Republic of Korea for the wreath-laying ceremony in honor of the fallen soldiers on June 4, 2018. Joining the President is Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Jun 04, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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Cheers, disgust as Duterte kisses OFW in South Korea

Jun 03, 2018 - 10:00 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte gives an overseas Filipino worker a kiss on the lips as he meets with the Filipino community in South Korea, drawing mixed reactions

Floirendo pleads not guilty to graft, allowed to travel with Duterte

May 25, 2018 - 5:46 PM

Floirendo will go to South Korea with President Duterte in June

CONFLICT BETWEEN FRIENDS. Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr is facing a graft complaint and congressional probe, all thanks to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Malacañang

COA hits PCOO for unliquidated cash advances for Duterte trips

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:02 PM

The PCOO explains that the delay in liquidation is due to the frequent and consecutive trips of President Rodrigo Duterte in his first 6 months in office

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla share a light moment prior to the start of the Mindanao Hour at the New Executive Building, Malacañang Complex on May 31, 2017. Also in the photo is Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte skips Japan forum due to Marawi conflict

May 30, 2017 - 3:28 PM

UPDATED The President is supposed to attend the International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo from June 5 to 6


Duterte to visit China again in May – report

Jan 19, 2017 - 5:34 PM

I look forward to meeting Xi Jinping again the Chinese Foreign Ministry reportedly quotes President Rodrigo Duterte as saying

FRIENDLY TIES. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with China Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin at the Music Room in Malacanang on January 17, 2017. Presidential Photo

Palace: No 'commitments' made to shady Chinese companies

Oct 28, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The MOUs with Chinese companies one of them banned by the World Bank are still subject to public hearings and necessary processes says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella

DEALS IN CHINA. A Duterte baller is auctioned off at an event of the Philippine-China Business Delegation at the Grand Beijing Hotel in Beijing, China on October 20. Photo by KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

Duterte in China: 5 things to know about this trip

Oct 22, 2016 - 10:26 PM

Here s a wrap of the 4 day state visit to China and a directory of stories that document what happened

HISTORIC MEETING. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands as they attend a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on October 20, 2016. Photo by Thomas Peter/Pool/AFP

China to lift travel warning vs PH during Duterte trip

Oct 14, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says he is eyeing to attract one million Chinese tourists to the Philippines by the end of 2017

China to avoid 'divisive' sea ruling during Duterte trip

Oct 14, 2016 - 5:55 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte s trip to China will be focusing on the things that unite us Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua says

CHINA TRIP. Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua during a media forum in Quezon City on Friday, October 14. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte to meet with Emperor Akihito in Japan

Oct 12, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is also set to speak with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Japan from October 25 to 27

MEETING SOON. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet with Japanese Emperor Akihito when Duterte visits Japan later this month. File photo of Duterte Robinson Niñal/Office of the President; file photo of Emperor Akihito by Imperial Household Agency/AFP