President Duterte touches down in Beijing
President Duterte is being welcomed by the officials of the Chinese government.
|Duterte arrives in Beijing. PTPA Siena Luchansky|
|File Photo. President Duterte's arrival in Laos.|
The Philippines’ president has flown into Beijing, telling his hosts he wants to make friends not war, as China signals its support for Manila’s brutal crackdown on drugs.
Rodrigo Duterte has brought a 400-strong business delegation on the three-day state visit designed to secure billions of dollars of investment and to repair relations with the world’s second biggest economy.
Duterte is accompanied on the trip by a large government delegation composed of Cabinet secretaries and lawmakers, notably House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
Here is the official list:
Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr
Chief Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza
Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, chair of Senate committee on foreign affairs
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar
Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo
Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade
Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol
Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go
National Economic and Development Authority Director-Genera Ernest Pernia
Presidential Spokesman Ernest Abella
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Director-General Isidro Lapeña
Interior Secretary Mike Sueno
Bases Conversion and Development Authority President Vivencio Dizon
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian
3rd District of Bohol Representative Arthur Yap
1st District of Valenzuela City Representative Wesley Gatchalian
Kabayan Party List Representative Harry Roque
Presidential Adviser on Economic Affairs and Information and Communication Technology Ramon Jacinto
Charge d'Affaires of Philippine Embassy in Beijing Elizabeth Te
Special Envoy to China Carlos Chan
Special Envoy to China Fernando Borja
Philippine National Police chief Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa is also on the trip.
We're still waiting for the official photos of President Duterte's arrival in Beijing.
We will update this post as new updates become available.
UPDATE: LOOK: China rolls out red carpet for President Duterte's arrival
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