Duterte meets with US delegation, Goldberg
MANILA — President Duterte met with United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg and members of a US congressional delegation who visited him at the Malacañang Palace on Tuesday.
The visit was just a courtesy call and the parties exchanged pleasantries, said Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
The members of the congressional delegation present at the palace were Florida representative Ted Deutch, Hawaii Senator Brian Schatz, and Connecticut Senator Christopher Murphy.
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and Defense Assistant Secretary Raymund Jose Quilop also met with members of the US congressional delegation at the Palace.
Also on Tuesday Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle came to see the President in the Palace. Joining him was Archbishop Romulo Valles.
A palace photo shows Mr. Duterte touching Tagle’s hand to his forehead, to show respect. SFM
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