Duterte meets Putin anew

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 10 2017 04:36 PM | Updated as of Nov 10 2017 09:02 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin as Manila and Moscow continued to enhance relations. 

The two leaders met on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam. Details on the meeting have yet to be released.

Duterte was in Russia for an official visit last May but had to cut short his trip after Islamic State-inspired terrorists laid siege on Marawi City.

The President had a brief meeting with Putin that time after the Russian leader quickly adjusted his schedule.

Under Duterte, Russia has given the Philippines military assistance despite Manila's long-standing ties with Moscow's rival Washington.