Duterte, Trump face to face for the first time

Philippine president calls for stable, robust connectivity in Asia-Pacific

Philippine president calls for stable, robust connectivity in Asia-Pacific

"I'd have rumbles here, rumbles there", said Duterte, who is in Danang for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

According to Malacañang, Trump told Duterte, "See you tomorrow".

"It shows that the two leaders were genuinely pleased to have finally met each other", Roque added.

Duterte and Trump are expected to conduct a bilateral meeting in Philippine on November 13 at the sidelines of ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.

"A gross violator of human rights in his deadly campaign against suspected drug users and peddlers has no credibility to convene a summit on human rights to include principally violator countries", Lagman said.

It was after this activity that Trump and Duterte met briefly before they went to the APEC Garden at the Intercontinental Da Nang for the APEC "family photo". "I intend to continue buying these weapons in the future", Duterte said.

Duterte has good reason to expect that Trump will not make his bloody rule an issue during the visit.

"It is fallacious reasoning for Duterte to accuse human rights groups and advocates of meddling in Philippine local affairs because the protection and promotion of human rights are global concerns as pronounced in worldwide conventions and even domestic legislation", the lawmaker said.

"I know that I'd have an interesting time with him", he said in a media interview.

Meanwhile, the Bureau of Immigration on Saturday said its personnel would bar two U.S. congressmen from entering the country if ordered by Duterte.

Both Duterte and Trump said they were looking forward to their face-to-face meeting. Democratic Rep. James McGovern and Republican Rep.

More recently, Duterte asked the head of his country's Commission on Human Rights if his concern over the killings of teenage criminal suspects stemmed from his being a "pedophile".

Rodrigo Duterte has admitted he killed a man when he was just 16. "What made you think that I am even planning or thinking about visiting your country?"

Butch Olano, Amnesty International Philippines Director, said, "President Trump has spoken about his ability to talk tough with foreign leaders, and this week's ASEAN summit presents a renewed opportunity to raise the horrifying human rights abuses that the region is facing".

Describing the spate as an "appalling epidemic", the congressmen in their letter underscored the fundamental importance of human rights and that every government should "afford their citizens the protection and due process of the law".

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