- On May 19, Friday, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary Maria Cleofe Natividad announced that President Rodrigo Duterte will be traveling to Russia
- According to Natividad, the trip is scheduled from May 22-26, and is a response to the invitation extended by Russian President Vladimir Putin
- Kami.com.ph spotted a report which says that the President's visit to Russia is a way to strengthen the country's defense and trade ties
Today, DFA Asec. led the pre-departure briefing on President Duterte's visit to Russia.
Watch the briefing here: