Duterte-Pacquiao: Friendship rekindled


Despite a previous word war, and as the holidays are fast approaching, it is not a good time for anyone to be in a rift with someone. Not when he used to be a friend or a party mate.

So have presidential aspirant Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao and President Rodrigo Duterte realized, perhaps. And maybe they can work on some elections agenda for the 2022 polls?


MANILA, Philippines — A meeting was set for the two word-warring friends early this week at Malacañan although it was “short and cordial,” said presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr in a statement.

“There was no talk of politics but a renewal of friendship,” the palace spokesperson said.

“It was a meeting between two national leaders from Mindanao, who discussed certain matters related to people’s concern in their area, specifically in the infrastructure and power industry,” Mr Roque said. (RA/JuanManila)

Featured image: Rekindling a friendship. President Rodrigo Duterte and presidential aspirant Senator Emmanuel Pacquiao are flanked by Senator Christopher Lawrence Go and Pacquiao’s running mate, vice-presidential aspirant Representative Joselito Atienza. /Credit: Office of Senator Pacquiao

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