25 May Trudeau Calls Duterte, Talked About Human Rights
On Thursday, May 26, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte said in an interview that on Tuesday the Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau called him and had a conversation about human rights.
The call lasted for 9 minutes where Trudeau opened up the topic on the universal declaration of human rights.
In response, Duterte said, “I’m following it. I said that we are partners, may we remain partners for all time.”
He also added, “I am aware there are Filipinos, a lot of them, working there. I am happy that they have found protection even in the labor laws.”
Also, he apologized to Trudeau on the death of Canadian national John Ridsdel after being held captive by the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). He then assured Trudeau that no incident similar from that of Ridsdel might surface again.
“Please accept my apologies for the incident that resulted in the killing of your national and we will try our very best to make sure nothing of the sort will happen again,” Duterte ended the call with poise.