Philippine's Duterte Says Hesitant About Israel Visit Because 'It's Expensive'

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    Philippine's Duterte Says Hesitant About Israel Visit Because 'It's Expensive'

    Israeli sources deny the report, saying that the controversial president's September visit is going forward as planned

    Noa Landau

    Aug 24, 2018 1:14 PM

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    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he is pondering whether he will go through with his upcoming trip to Israel because "it is expensive," the Philippine News Agency reported on Wednesday.

    Israeli sources denied the report, saying preparations for Duterte's September visit are being carried out as planned.

    In a speech on Tuesday, Duterte said he would send Philippine Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu to Israel, ahead of his own visit, to examine the situation of Filipino workers in the country.

    "It is expensive. So I’ve been trying to figure out whether I go or not," Duterte was quoted as saying. "I’m going to Israel, why? Because it’s heating up. And there are 28,000 Filipinos there," he said in the same speech. Duterte added that he will also visit Jordan, which he said is home to 48,000 Filipinos.


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    Duterte to bring retiring military, police officers to Israel

    Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

    Posted at Aug 27 2018 12:37 PM

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    MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he would bring retiring military and police officers on his historic trip to Israel this September.

    Duterte will be in Israel on an official visit from September 2 to 5, making him the first Philippine president to set foot in the Jewish state since the two countries established ties in 1957.

    “I would be going there with some retiring military and police officers. Marami kami (there are many of us), that is my gift to them for serving the country,” Duterte told reporters at the sidelines of the commemoration of National Heroes Day in Taguig City.


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