7 months Palace: Cabinet presence necessary in Japan trip MB
By Argyll Cyrus Geducos TOKYO, Japan – Malacañang denied claims that President Duterte’s four-day visit to Japan was a reward for the successful conduct of the midterm elections to those who joined his official delegation, saying the Chief Executive needs most of his team to strengthen the cooperation between the governments of the two countries. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo made the clarification after Philippine Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel told Malacañang reporters that the visit could also be considered a reward to the Cabinet members because the President was “elated” with the ... more