MANILA — Filipinos in Bahrain did not mind the long queue just to see President Rodrigo Duterte in person.
The line of people outside Khalifa Sports City Complex on Friday shouldn't come as a surprise, given how Filipinos in the Middle East have shown their admiration for Duterte, who is in the region for a weeklong series of state visits.
The president is in Bahrain for the second leg of his Gulf tour; the first was in Saudi Arabia and the last will be in Qatar.
On Saturday morning (Manila time), Duterte will fly to Doha.
The Philippines and Bahrain on Thursday signed four agreements covering wide-ranging aspects of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Details of the agreements however are yet to be specified.