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Duterte seeks extension of PH-Japan ties to 1,000 years

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Japan

TOKYO – The “special friendship” between Japan and the Philippines stands on “unshakeable firm ground” and must be extended by another 1,000 years, President Duterte declared before wrapping up his three-day official visit here.

The President hailed the enhanced strategic partnership between the two Asian brothers following his productive meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, calling Japan as a “special friend closer to a brother.”

“This is a relationship that stands on unshakeable, firm ground by all counts… our ties are just excellent,” the President said during a dinner hosted by the Prime Minister at his residence in Tokyo.

“Our security and defense cooperation is vibrant, our political exchanges are active, our economic cooperation is impressive; our partnership for peace in Mindanao and in the region is visible. Our commitment to inclusive growth and development is undeniable,” he added.

Before giving his toast, Duterte proposed in jest a new pact with Japan particularly on extending the strong bilateral relations between Manila and Tokyo.

“With 60 years of diplomatic relations and centuries-old ties, the Philippines and Japan have defined a special friendship whose value is beyond any measure,” he said.

“I would like to ask from Your Excellency, Prime Minister, that you and I sign an agreement tonight extending the 60 years of friendship of our diplomatic relations anniversary and may I suggest 1,000 years,” he added.
(Genalyn Kabiling)

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  • ricardo

    Yeah! Ito ang kinabukasan ng Pilipinas. Kailangan nating makipagkaibigan sa Japan. Alam naman natin na mayamang bansa ang Japan at matulungin sila. Kailangan natin sila

  • lita

    di yan mang yayare. di naman manginginabang ang japan eh. si digongong lang naman ang manginginabang!

  • daisy

    Magandang balita yan! Yan dapat ang tamang pakay. makipagkaibigan sa mga karatig bansa! galing ng kaisipan ni President Duterte

  • Umi baldivino

    may fore ever yan!!1

  • luke

    yan na ang forever! sa pagkakaibigan talaga nagkakaroon ng Forever! Kudos to tatay Digong <3

  • brendan d.

    okay sa alright pero ibang bansa naman mag extension ng alliance

  • paulo

    ito na ang pag asa ng pilipinas na umunlad.

  • irene

    itatali natin sa 1000 years na kapahamakan ang pinas

    • babybon

      dapt itali bibig mo

    • Maricar

      hindi nman ganun ang intensyon ng pangulo kaya huwag ka po magsabi ng ganyan.

    • macky perez

      yes itatali nila tayo sa kayamanan.

    • Pia Casio

      alam nman natin na marami ang matutulungan nyan maniwla ka lang sa kakayahan ni pdu30

  • vin vin

    kahit na 1M pa yan! we are lucky sa japan

  • joy malik

    tuluyan na tayong alipin ng mga intsik .

    • Alexandra ludovice

      ikaw lang ang magiging alipin wala ka dapt na ikabahala!

    • Christine

      hindi ka namn gagawin na alipin huwag ka mag-alala dahil ipapakain nlng kita ng buhay sa tigre;)

    • danes salvador

      hindi papayag ang pdu30 dyan

  • Michelle Myth

    ito lang ang msasabi ko na tlagang may forever! astig naman ni tatay digong

  • maria magdato

    hindi nman kailangan ang marami ang importante may tulong sila saatin

  • Mark

    ito na ang tinatawag na malaki ang swerte natin sa japan dahil sa ginagawa nila para sa bansa natin!

  • tin lopez

    isa na itong hakbang sa pag lago ng ating pamumuhay.

  • noel

    ginagawan talaga ni digong ng paraan mapa buti ang pinas.

  • al_bert

    patuloy lang tayo sa pag tiwala sa pamumuno ni digong sa ating bansa.

  • basilio

    malaking pag asa ito para sa bansang pilipinas.

  • ricO

    tiwala talaga ako sa mga ginagawa ni digong,unti unti nyang tinutupad ang kanyang pangako.