Duterte: Japan trip a huge success, 28 Oct. 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday that his three-day visit to Japan has been very fruitful, noting that Philippines-Japan ties remain excellent as the two countries agreed to strengthen cooperation on the basis of shared interests.

Duterte visits Japan Coast Guard, 28 Oct. 2016

(Yokohama, Japan)—President Rodrigo Duterte visited the Japan Coast Guard on Thursday (October 27) wherein he was shown firsthand the Japan Coast Guard’s capability in disaster and rescue response.

Duterte praises Abe , 28 Oct. 2016

(TOKYO, Japan)– Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a rousing welcome and hosted a dinner on Wednesday, October 26 for Philippine President Rodrigo  Duterte during the latter’s first visit to Japan as state leader. Abe said there is a deep, warm, family-like or brotherly relationship bond between the Philippines and Japan. 

Duterte to Coast Guard: Help eradicate illegal drugs, 12 Oct. 2016

Even the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will now take an active role in eliminating the drug menace.

President Rodrigo Duterte has underscored the need for the PCG to upgrade its capability to successfully combat terrorism, human trafficking and the narcotics trade.