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Duterte: Turkey and Mongolia are in Southeast Asia, so let them join ASEAN

President Duterte said today (Tuesday, May 16) that he would push for Turkey and Mongolia to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), dismissing concerns about their geographic location. The president said the leaders of Turkey and Mongolia told him about their desire to join the bloc while they…


I’m very busy: Duterte says he may refuse invitation to the White House

President Duterte has said he may turn down Donald Trump’s invitation to the White House, as he welcomed three Chinese warships to Davao. Duterte, who has distanced himself from his country’s long-standing alliance with the US while strengthening ties with China and Russia, said he could not commit to the…