Duterte on meeting with Trump: We did not talk about EJK


Duterte was meeting with Putin for the first time since May.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to ask President Trump to return three war trophies that US troops took from a village more than 100 years ago during the Philippine-American War, according to CBS News. You will see the fish in Manila Bay getting fat. "I intend to continue buying these weapons in the future", Duterte said.

Meanwhile, Duterte told Xi in Vietnam that he will raise the dispute over the South China Sea as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit this week. "He is not the [head of the] Human Rights Commission", he said.

In September, Canada and ASEAN member states launched exploratory talks to examine the potential for a Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement.

The Philippine president also said his government opted for Russian weapons because USA weapons were harder to procure.

"We are looking at helicopters, small arms and equipment for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, but we are still discussing the specifics", said the same military official who declined to be named because he was not authorised to talk to the press.

The ASEAN market countries have "huge populations with increasingly large middle classes that are hungry for the types of high-quality products that Canada produces", he said.

In a news conference after flying back here after midnight yesterday, Duterte said Xi assured him of China's peaceful intentions in the strategic waterway, where Beijing, the Philippines, Vietnam and three other governments have overlapping claims.

Since he became president, thousands have died in a nationwide anti-drugs campaign that human rights defenders say is being carried out in a culture of legal impunity. President Duterte has also threatened to kill human rights activists, journalists and critics.

Philippine Senator Leila de Lima, arrested on drug charges, waves to supporters as she arrives to appear before a local court in Muntinlupa, Philippines, last month.

Duterte, 72, remains popular with many Filipinos who believe he is making society safer.

His spokesman later sought to clarify the remarks, saying those killings were during a "legitimate police action".

Since taking office in 2016, President Duterte and his administration have waged a lethal anti-drugs campaign that has resulted in widespread extrajudicial executions.

Trudeau said Canada does not shy away from some states when there are human rights concerns, preferring dialogue and encouragement over isolation.