10 months US State Dept officials arrives ahead of Pompeo’s Manila visit MB
By Roy Mabasa US State Department Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Patrick Murphy is now in the country as part of the preparations for Secretary Michael Pompeo’s visit to Manila from February 28 to March 1. (L-R) President Rodrigo Duterte and United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) According to a US State Department media brief, Murphy will travel first to the Philippines “to support Secretary Pompeo’s visit and meet with Filipino counterparts to discuss issues of mutual interest, in addition to engaging with business and civil society.” Murphy will ... more