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× Duterte apologizes for late visit to areas hit by Taal eruption

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte apologized Tuesday for not immediately visiting areas hit by the eruption of Taal Volcano.

During a situation briefing with officials in Batangas City, Duterte explained that ashfall prevented him from returning to Manila from Davao City.

"I'm sorry I was not around. I was in Davao, but I was preparing to leave that night when I was informed that…

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