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  • 1 of 15 Foreign Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) His Excellency Saleumxay Kommasith is on Official Visit to the Philippines, 12-14 July 2017, upon the invitation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano.

    Foreign Minister of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) His Excellency Saleumxay Kommasith is on Official Visit to the Philippines, 12-14 July 2017, upon the invitation of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano.

  • 2 of 15 Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation in Higher Education Signed Between the Commission on Higher Education of the Republic of the Philippines and the Ministry of Education and Sports of Lao People's Democratic Republic

    Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation in Higher Education Signed Between the Commission on Higher Education of the Republic of the Philippines and the Ministry of Education and Sports of Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • 3 of 15 PH Successfully Hosts the 8th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium in Manila

    PH Successfully Hosts the 8th ASEAN Connectivity Symposium in Manila

  • 4 of 15  PH Hosts Forum on ASEAN Connectivity, Calls for MPAC 2025 Effective Implementation

     PH Hosts Forum on ASEAN Connectivity, Calls for MPAC 2025 Effective Implementation

  • 5 of 15 Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano Discusses Ph-EU Relations with EEAS Managing Director Gunnar Wiegand

    Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano Discusses Ph-EU Relations with EEAS Managing Director Gunnar Wiegand

  • 6 of 15 Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano Hosts Eid Al Fitr for the Diplomatic Corps

    Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano Hosts Eid Al Fitr for the Diplomatic Corps

  • 7 of 15 Joint Statement Trilateral Meeting on Security Among the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia

    Joint Statement Trilateral Meeting on Security Among the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia

  • 8 of 15 Philippines and Indonesia Discuss Bilateral Issues

    Philippines and Indonesia Discuss Bilateral Issues

  • 9 of 15 Secretary Cayetano Receives Singapore FM Balakrishnan, Discusses Bilateral Relations and Regional Issues

    Secretary Cayetano Receives Singapore FM Balakrishnan, Discusses Bilateral Relations and Regional Issues

  • 10 of 15 DFA Adds Data Capture Machines to Speed Up Passport Application Processing

    DFA Adds Data Capture Machines to Speed Up Passport Application Processing

  • 11 of 15 Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on 25 May 2017.

    Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alan Peter Cayetano meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on 25 May 2017.

  • 12 of 15 President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow

    President Rodrigo Duterte Meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow

  • 13 of 15 Secretary Cayetano Lauds DFA for Professionalism in His First Address

    Secretary Cayetano Lauds DFA for Professionalism in His First Address

  • 14 of 15 Secretary Cayetano addresses the DFA press corps

    Secretary Cayetano addresses the DFA press corps 

  • 15 of 15 Check out the commemorative activities for the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

    Check out the commemorative activities for the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.

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Statement on Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s Official Visit to Manila   24 July 2017 Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will undertake an Official Visit to Manila on 24-25 July 2017 upon the...

PRRD Meets with Filipino Community in Hong Kong

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16 May 2017 - President Rodrigo Roa Duterte met with the Filipino community during his working visit in Hong Kong at the Regal Airport Hotel on May 13, 2017 where he was given a warm welcome by around 1,000 Filipinos coming from various Filipino organizations.

In his speech during the event, the President reiterated that his commitment to fulfill his campaing promises is unrelenting as he continues to work on eradicating illegal drugs, corruption, and criminality.

The President also echoed his vision of achieving peace for the entire country as he, through the members of his cabinet, continues to talk peace with the Communist Party of the Philippines, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).

Speaking in front of around a thousand Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the President then vowed to make the lives of the OFWs better as he announced that he will try to set up a bank for OFWs as well as disallowing airport security personnel to open the luggage of OFWs.

The President then ran down the different gains that the country has achieved since establishing stronger ties with China at the start of his term.

Joining the President are the members of his delegation including Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Foreign Affairs Acting Secretary EnriqueManalo Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzan, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) Secretary Liza Maza, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo incoming Foreign Affairs Secretary Senator Alan Peter Cayetano and Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa.

On a lighter note, the President joined a performer in singing one of his favorite songs ‘Ikaw’ in an intermission number.

Following the event, the President and the members of his delegation proceeded to the Hong Kong International to board the Philippine Airlines Flight PR001 bound for Beijing for their attendance to the Belt and Road Forum. END

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