'And here's my bedroom'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a tour of his home in Davao City, including his bedroom, where he showed him his old favourite mosquito net, which he still uses. The two later had breakfast at a small ta
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a tour of his home in Davao City, including his bedroom, where he showed him his old favourite mosquito net, which he still uses. The two later had breakfast at a small table in the modest house. The Japanese leader is engaging in soft diplomacy as Mr Duterte recalibrates Manila's ties with Washington and Beijing.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 14, 2017, with the headline ''And here's my bedroom''. Print Edition | Subscribe