December 10, 2021

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, together with his fellow Heads of State and Government, participated in the second day of the Summit for Democracy hosted by United States of America (USA) President Joseph Biden, Jr. via virtual convention.

In the final day of the Summit, the President delivered his intervention wherein he expressed his gratitude towards the US for the timely convention, as well as highlighted the Philippines’ role – as the oldest democracy in Asia – in inspiring Asian countries in their respective struggles for independence.

The Summit’s second day agenda included panel discussions on Expanding Civic Space: Empowering Human Rights Defenders and Independent Media Within and Across Borders; Protecting Democratic Institutions: Elections, the Rule of Law, and a Resilient Information Space; and, Countering Digital Authoritarianism and Affirming Democratic Values.