"We do not talk about these things because first of all, they are not true and second, we do not do it."
This is what Duterte told the media when asked if the issue of extrajudicial killings came up during his first ever meeting with United States President Donald Trump on Saturday.
KAMI learned of the news through CNN Philippines.
Duterte and Trump briefly came face to face at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vietnam. In their casual introduction, Trump reportedly said to Duterte, "See you tomorrow."
The US President will also be coming to Manila to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit until November 14.
In a past midnight press briefing after his arrival in Ninoy Aquino International Airport early on Sunday, Duterte said Trump only told him "words of encouragement, not extrajudicial killing."
According to Rappler, Duterte is sure that Trump would not bring up the issue of EJK when they meet again here in Manila.
Trump and 18 other world leaders, plus the leaders of the United Nations and European Union, are here in Manila for the ASEAN Summit and meetings from November 12-14.