Rights, terror on Tillerson’s agenda in meeting with Duterte

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with President Duterte today in Malacaang, the Palace press office announced.

Julie Bishop, Australia’s minister of foreign affairs, will also pay a courtesy call on the President.

Both the United States and Australia are providing assistance to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in its efforts to retake Marawi City from Islamic State-inspired terrorists.

Tillerson was expected to raise concerns about human rights in the Philippines and discuss the crisis in Marawi when he meets with Filipino officials, US Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton said in Washington on Wednesday.

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