November 18, 2016

Duterte’s APEC debut in Peru piques International Media’s interest

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  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during the closing ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and handover of the ASEAN chairmanship to the Philippines in Vientiane on September 8, 2016. ASEAN leaders gather in Vientiane for the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits held between September 6 to 8. / AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THU

    An image of President Duterte during the closing ceremony of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Photo by: Ye Aung Thu/AFP

    Lately, the local and foreign media has been eyeing on the next statement as to what the President Rodrigo has to say in front of the public. And now that he’s gracing the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Summit in Peru on November 19-21, the media await for the next controversy that might happen.

    According to a news published by Inquirer.net, the Malacañang insiders shared that there has been a marked of interest in the Philippine President among foreign journalists.

    “Our past presidents don’t usually get that much attention from the foreign press,” said one source, who disclosed that at least one international media agency and a Peruvian news organization were seeking an opportunity to cover or interview President Duterte.

    The annual trade summit will be attended by leaders of 21 pacific rim economies in which he is expected to have a sit-down with Russian president, Vladimir Putin and bilateral meetings with two to four leaders.

    With his past statements on breaking ties with US and declaration against European Union, attendees will get to know the real agenda and ideology of the President.

    Sources: Inquirer.netABS-CBN NEWS

               
               
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