6 months Duterte’s Japan visit a ‘reward’ to Cabinet members — envoy MB
By Argyll Cyrus Geducos TOKYO, Japan — Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V said that President Duterte’s visit to Japan may also be a reward to his Cabinet members because the President was “elated” with the results of the recent midterm elections where eight of his bets secured Senate seats. Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V (PH EMBASSY/ MANILA BULLETIN) In an interview with Malacañang reporters in Tokyo, Laurel said the President’s visit is not so much a balancing act on the Philippines’ relationship with both China and Japan. Laurel made the statement hours before Duterte arrives in ... more