Trump lands in Philippines, final stop in Asia

Protesters hold pictures of U.S. President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while trying to get near the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines to protest against the visit of Trump on Sunday Nov. 12, 2017. Trump offered to mediate in the South China Sea disputes Sunday and his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing's military buildup and the prospects of war in the contested waters. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) ā€” President Donald Trump has arrived in the Philippines to attend a pair of international summits and close his five-country tour of Asia.

Trump is slated to meet several times with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (doo-TEHR'-tay). Duterte has come under intense criticism from human rights advocates for overseeing a violent drug crackdown that includes extrajudicial killings. Trump has previously praised Duterte's handling of his nation's drug problems.

Trump was originally scheduled to depart Manila on Monday but he added a day to the visit so he could more fully participate in one of the summits.

He arrived in Manila on Sunday after a brief stop in Vietnam.

Trump also visited Japan, South Korea and China.

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