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× ‘I will be there’: Duterte tells troops bound for Middle East

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday sent off Philippine Navy troops to Middle East to assist in the evacuation of Filipino workers who may be affected by the tension between the US and Iran.

"There will be imponderables to reckon with. Hindi natin alam. But I hope that this mission will succeed. Do not worry, I will be with you and if need be. Pupunta rin ako doon kung magkahirapan…

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