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Duterte shows Abe his house, bedroom with 'kulambo'

January 13, 2017 7:06 AM
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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — As Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wrapped his two-day visit in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte didn't let the day pass without touring Abe to his home in Davao City.

In a photo taken by Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, Duterte and Abe was shown peeking at a window from the President's home.

President Rodrigo Duterte (center) tours Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) around his home in Davao City, and shows his bedroom with "kulambo". With them is Sec. Bong Go (L), Head of the Presidential Management Staff.

Go said the two leaders also had morning snacks. The Duterte household served their guests local rice cakes "biko," "suman," "kutsinta" and "munggo" soup.

Head of the Presidential Management Staff Sec. Bong Go poses as President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have their morning snacks at the dining area of Duterte's home in Davao City.

Abe said he chose to visit the country first this year, as he "puts emphasis" on his relationship with Duterte and Japan's to the Philippines.

Eating Durian seals any guest's tour to Davao City — and Abe was not an exception.

Duterte joined Abe in eating the exotic fruit — which has a pungent aroma, soft flesh, and strong sweet and sour taste.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe tries durian fruit with President Rodrigo Duterte.

The two leaders also went to a hotel for a meet and greet with Japanese and Filipino businessmen in Davao, and then visited Mindanao International College, considered the top Japanese language college in the country.

Duterte and Abe also went to an eagle-naming ceremony where a two-year-old Philippine eagle was adopted by the Japanese government and was named "Sakura."

According to the Philippine Eagle Foundation, "Sakura" — a rescued Philippine Eagle in Davao Del Norte after sustaining a gun-shot wound — will receive P125,000 monthly stipend from the Japanese government.

Abe and his delegation left at noon, and would proceed to Australia and Indonesia also for an official visit.

Source: cnnphilippines.com

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