8 months President Duterte leaves Manila for 4-day visit to Japan MB
By Genalyn Kabiling President Duterte has embarked on a four-day visit to Japan seeking to enhance the country’s economic and security ties with the Asian neighbor he considers “closer than a brother.” President Rodrigo Duterte (JJ LANDINGIN / MANILA BULLETIN) The President left Manila on Tuesday afternoon aboard a private aircraft and is expected to arrive in Tokyo later tonight. This will be the President’s third visit to Japan since he assumed office in 2016. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has been designated as caretaker of the government while the President is abroad. The Palace said the President’s visit to Tokyo ... more