Duterte to send exec to Jordan for undocumented migrant Filipinos' concerns

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President Rodrigo Duterte has discussed a deal with Jordan's King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) — President Rodrigo Duterte has discussed a deal with Jordan's King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein to fix the concerns of undocumented Filipinos there.

He told the Filipino community during his official visit that he may send Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano to attend to the matters.

"I will send maybe... Secretary Cayetano to fix this thing and baka (maayos.) Alam mo bakit? Wala kayong dapat taguan. 'Pag sinabi nilang lumabas kayo ng — because the King is a man — His Majesty is man of his words. Totoo talaga," he said.

[Translation:I will send maybe Secretary Cayetano to fix this thing and it may be fixed. You know why? You don't need to hide. --- because the King is a man, His Majesty is man of his words. It's true.]

There are over 40,000 Filipinos in Jordan, according to the DFA.

In his visit to the West Asian nation, Duterte has reaped ₱3.26 billion pledges, plus two attack helicopters to be turned over to the Philippines in July 2019.

Duterte arrived in the Philippines Saturday morning instead of Sunday, cutting short his visit to Jordan by a day.