Duterte on US - updates

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Trump 'fine' with end of Visiting Forces Agreement

Feb 13, 2020 - 7:46 AM

'If they would like to do that, that's fine, we'll save a lot of money,' Trump tells reporters at the White House, touting his 'very good relationship' with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte prohibits Cabinet members from traveling to U.S.

Jan 29, 2020 - 8:45 PM

'Parang boycott,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

NO U.S. TRAVEL. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 45th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on January 6, 2020. Malacañang photo

Duterte eyes single-use plastics ban

Nov 07, 2019 - 6:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte floats the idea during a Cabinet meeting, but is still deciding which alternative materials can be used in place of single-use plastics

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 43rd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on November 6, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang contracts show Michael Yang is economic adviser | Midday wRap

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:12 PM

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Duterte on America: I'd rather be friendly with them now

Sep 28, 2017 - 11:03 PM

'Overall, I think the Americans also redeemed themselves a lot,' President Rodrigo Duterte says during the 116th Balangiga Encounter Day in Eastern Samar

BALANGIGA DAY. President Rodrigo Duterte leads the wreath-laying ceremony during the 116th Balangiga Encounter Day in Eastern Samar on September 28, 2017. Malacañang photo

Duterte picks Babe Romualdez as PH ambassador to U.S.

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The appointment of a new United States ambassador comes at a time of tension in Philippines US ties

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte administers the oath of office for Presidential appointees and officials from various agencies at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 17, 2017. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

U.S. Navy destroyer makes port call in Subic

Apr 01, 2017 - 9:49 AM

The brief port call highlights the strong community and military connections between the Philippines and the United States the US embassy says

PORT CALL. The USS Fitzgerald returns to the Philippines for a brief port call. Released photo

U.S. ambassador presents credentials to Duterte

Dec 06, 2016 - 6:01 PM

UPDATED Thanks to President Duterte for the warm welcome US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim says as he officially begins his work

PRESENTING CREDENTIALS. US Ambassador Sung Kim presents his credentials to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on December 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of US embassy

Love triangle reloaded? The Trump triumph and US-Philippine-China ties

Nov 10, 2016 - 8:58 PM

I think the combination of Trump s election and Duterte s new diplomacy might accelerate the Philippines distancing from Washington amid a broader reconfiguration of the US s relations with East Asia

US-PH relations, Antonio Trillanes, North Korea | 6PM wRap

Oct 24, 2016 - 8:16 PM

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Top US official: Duterte words 'hurtful, mystifying'

Oct 24, 2016 - 6:44 PM

We have found ourselves in a scratchy period US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel tells Filipino journalists

TOP OFFICIAL. The US' top diplomat for East Asia, Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel, holds a roundtable discussion with Filipino journalists on October 24, 2016. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

US-PH relations, Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine Air Force | 12PM wRap

Oct 24, 2016 - 2:07 PM

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US' top Asia diplomat: Don't choose between America, China

Oct 24, 2016 - 1:34 PM

This should be addition not subtraction US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says during a trip to the Philippines

PH-US TIES. Daniel Russel, the US' top diplomat for East Asia, says countries shouldn't simply choose between the US and China. File photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

US official to Yasay: Duterte tirades stir 'consternation'

Oct 24, 2016 - 11:45 AM

US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel says the Philippines friends are also concerned about the loss of life in President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs

TOP OFFICIAL. US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel is visiting the Philippines after a series of anti-US tirades by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo courtesy of US State Department

PH won't break treaties, agreements with allies – Palace

Oct 21, 2016 - 7:04 PM

This is not an intent to renege on our treaties and agreements with our established allies says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella about President Duterte s desire for a separation from the US

WHEN DUTERTE SPEAKS. President Rodrigro Duterte speaks during a meeting with State Council of China Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 20. Photo by TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

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Oct 18, 2016 - 9:03 PM

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Most Filipinos don't share Duterte's trust in China, distrust in US – SWS

Oct 18, 2016 - 10:39 AM

A Social Weather Stations poll shows that 76 of Filipinos have much trust in the US while only 22 have much trust in China

DUTERTE AND CHINA. File photo of President Rodrigo Duterte meeting Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua at Malacañang Palace in July 2016. File photo from Presidential Photographers Division

LISTEN: Newsbreak Voices: Bakit dapat magpaka-diplomat si Duterte

Oct 14, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Trabaho ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte na magpaka diplomat ayon mismo sa batas ng Pilipinas

Duterte on EDCA, Dick Gordon, LeBron James | 6PM wRap

Oct 03, 2016 - 9:03 PM

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Duterte puts EDCA under review, threatens to cut US ties

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:11 PM

Duterte cites 2 groups in Mindanao that will not talk peace with him if the Americans stayed in Mindanao

EDCA SIGNING. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and US Ambassador to Manila Philip Goldberg after the 2004 signing of the agreement. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte: Next PH-US military exercises will be last in my term

Sep 28, 2016 - 10:56 PM

You US are scheduled to hold war games again which China does not want I will serve notice to you now this will be the last military exercise says President Rodrigo Duterte in Hanoi

BALIKATAN EXERCISES. Flag bearers from the Philippine and the US await the entrance of colours during the opening ceremonies for the annual RP-US Balikatan at the AFP-COC inside Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on April 4, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte and the US, David Cameron, Samsung Note7 | 12PM wRap

Sep 13, 2016 - 3:01 PM

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Duterte on skipping ASEAN-US Summit: A matter of principle

Sep 13, 2016 - 12:07 AM

The reason is not I do not like the Americans It is simply a matter of principle for me says President Duterte on why he skipped the ASEAN US Summit in Laos

'MATTER OF PRINCIPLE.' President Duterte speaks during one of his events in Malacañang Palace on September 12, 2016. Photo by Toto Lozano/PPD

Duterte says no to US drones

Aug 13, 2013 - 12:33 PM

I do not want it I do not want trouble and killings

TOUGH MAYOR. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte with the soldiers released by the NPA in the hinterlands of Davao City. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler