President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-elected Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio while engaging in a phone conversation at the Malacañang Palace on November 17, 2021.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-elected Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio while engaging in a phone conversation at the Malacañang Palace on November 17, 2021. The two leaders spent more than 20 minutes discussing how to further strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation. KING RODRIGUEZ/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-elected Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio while engaging in a phone conversation at the Malacañang Palace on November 17, 2021. The two leaders spent more than 20 minutes discussing how to further strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation. KING RODRIGUEZ/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-elected Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio while engaging in a phone conversation at the Malacañang Palace on November 17, 2021. The two leaders spent more than 20 minutes discussing how to further strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation. KING RODRIGUEZ/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-elected Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio while engaging in a phone conversation at the Malacañang Palace on November 17, 2021. The two leaders spent more than 20 minutes discussing how to further strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation. KING RODRIGUEZ/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-elected Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio while engaging in a phone conversation at the Malacañang Palace on November 17, 2021. The two leaders spent more than 20 minutes discussing how to further strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation. KING RODRIGUEZ/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-elected Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio while engaging in a phone conversation at the Malacañang Palace on November 17, 2021. The two leaders spent more than 20 minutes discussing how to further strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation. KING RODRIGUEZ/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-elected Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio while engaging in a phone conversation at the Malacañang Palace on November 17, 2021. The two leaders spent more than 20 minutes discussing how to further strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation. ROBINSON NIÑAL/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-elected Japan Prime Minister Kishida Fumio while engaging in a phone conversation at the Malacañang Palace on November 17, 2021. The two leaders spent more than 20 minutes discussing how to further strengthen and deepen bilateral cooperation. ROBINSON NIÑAL/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO