Duterte cancels Brunei trip after Davao blast

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 10:53 AM September 03, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday cancelled his scheduled trip to Brunei, a Palace official said.

“The Brunei trip is cancelled,” Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar told reporters in a text message.


Duterte’s trip to Brunei was scheduled on September 3 to 5.

The President cancelled his trip following the deadly blast at the crowded night market on Roxas Boulevard in Davao City on Friday night.


Brunei would have been Mr. Duterte’s first foreign trip as President, and the first leg of his three-country swing through Southeast Asia.

Malacañang, however, has not confirmed whether Duterte would also cancel his attendance to the Asean Summit in Laos and his trip to Indonesia all scheduled next week. Leila Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer/CDG

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