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Duterte attending APEC in Peru

President Duterte will push through with his attendance to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru this month, according to a Palace official.

“For now, tuloy po ang Peru,” Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in an interview with State-owned DZRB.

“It’s all about meeting the different leaders of the world and also being present in the activities that were arranged by the APEC and Peru,” Andanar added.

Andanar, however, acknowledged that the President’s travel plans might still change. “It can change tomorrow. We don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Maybe there could be other activities that could just spring up and activities that are more important than activities in Peru.”

The President had revealed his reluctance to joining other Asia-Pacific leaders in the annual summit in Lima due to his aversion to long-haul flights.

If his presence to the summit would not be needed, Duterte said he prefers to skip the foreign trip. “It’s a long way across the globe. It’s a long haul and it will kill you,” the 71-year-old President said.

Under the proposed flight plan, the presidential plane will make a stopover to New Zealand before reaching Peru for the APEC leaders’ summit on November 19 and 20.

Andanar said the President’s brief stopover in New Zealand would be a “time to rest” en route to Peru. “It is really just a stopover to take a rest because you know, it’s difficult to travel more than 24 hours going to Peru,” he said.

“You can just imagine the toll it will effect on the President’s body and the rest of the contingent. We have to consider the jetlag and the time zones that you have to adjust to,” he added. (Genalyn D. Kabiling)

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  • agnes T.

    aatend yan si pangulo dahil sa para sa bansa yan na gagwin nya

    • mean millena

      yes! buong bansa naka suporta sa kanya. Goodluck! sa trip nya

      • dan lapid

        mag resign na lang sya ang dami nyang satsat

  • marilyn

    yun oh aatend naman pala sabi nyu hindi poponta.

  • mario

    Sigurado yan kasi importante na daluhan yun! Di yun papalampasin ng pangulo kasi maaring may makatulong dun para sa pagpapaunlad ng ating bayan!

  • mario

    yung mga dilawan lang ang nagsasabi na di makakapunta ang pangulo! alam ni PRRD ang kahalagahan ng pagtitipon kaya pupunta yan

    • miles magdaong

      sinabi mo para sa lahat ng kapakanan ng mga tao dito sa bansa natin kaya tuloy pa rin ang pag punta nya doon

  • nicolez

    magaatend ang pangulo tapos bibigyan ng malisya ng mga kalaban sigurado na yan

    • chelle lasin

      wla silang mapapala sa kasisira sa lider ng bansa

  • buche

    syempre aattend ang pangulo kasi kailangan sya dun!

    • adele lantada

      kaya nga tiwla lang!

  • bubuy

    maaring mas gaganda ang ating pamumuhay kaya aattend si duterte dun!

    • chelle lasin

      yes sang ayon kami dyan sa tinuran mo

    • arwin

      nga naman kaya fight lang

  • karl

    wlang kwenta ang mga ginagawa nito ni dudirty

    • marco

      mas walang kwenta ang ginagawa mo!

    • arwin

      ikaw ang walang kwnta!

    • sophia_madrona

      ikaw yun huwag mo kami idamy

  • fred lustan

    aattend ang pangulo pra din saatin bansa yon

    • Marie

      walang kwenta!

      • carlos cruz

        huwag kna madaming angal!

  • dan lapid

    mag resign ka na lang at ala rin nman yan katuturan na pinag gagawa mo

    • adele lantada

      ano ba pingsasabi mo?mabuti ka pa na wala naman na kwenta ang sinsabi mo!

    • miles magdaong

      ikaw ang mag resign kung gusto mo wag mong sabihin yan sa knya kung ayaw mo na rin sa sarili magpa hulog ka ng lang sa bangin

    • carlos cruz

      mauna kana kung gusto patiwakal ka na rin!

  • Marie

    patalsikin na yan na digonggong na yan!

    • mean millena

      ikaw na lang kaya para mas masaya

    • sophia_madrona

      tpos sino ang papalit?gonggong! ka tlaga sabunutan kta jan para magkaroon ka naman ng isip!

  • Ed D.

    alam nya naman kc ang dapat gawin.

    • mhica amaiz

      advance lang talaga ang media..

  • filizidad

    ang iba kc pinapangunahan na ang ating pangulo kaya nag kakagulo eh.

  • charm

    parang babae talaga ang kokote ni dugong.

    • steve alfonso

      you better shut up!!