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Honeylet gives Asean spouses tour of National Museum in Manila

/ 01:05 PM April 29, 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte's partner Honeylet Avanceña (center) poses with spouses of Asean leaders in front of the iconic "Spoliarium" painting at the National Museum. JULLIANE LOVE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner Honeylet Avanceña (center) poses with spouses of Asean leaders in front of the iconic “Spoliarium” painting at the National Museum. JULLIANE LOVE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña toured the spouses of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders at the National Museum on Saturday.

Straight from the Asean Summit opening at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), the 46-year-old Avanceña and leaders’ spouses proceeded to the museum. They started to arrive one by one at around 11:40 a.m.

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Avanceña, wearing a black lace dress under an emerald blazer, took pictures with Iriana Widodo, Naly Sisoulith, Naraporn Chan-o-cha, and Thu Tran Nguyen, first ladies of Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam, respectively, in front of Juan Luna’s famous painting “Spoliarium.”

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Duterte’s common-law wife will show them around the decades-old museum. They will also watch a demonstration of native weaving using fabrics from South Cotabato.

Afterwards, they will be entertained with folk dances by the Kalilayan Folkloric Dance Group.  The Voice Kids singer Darlene Vibares and Reynan Dal-Anay, meanwhile, will sing “Tagumpay Nating Lahat.” Youth orchestra Pangkat Kawayan, known as the “Singing Bamboos of the Philippines,” will also perform for the esteemed guests.

After the short program, Avanceña, with whom Duterte has a 12-year-old daughter named Veronica, will host a luncheon for the spouses at the Old Senate Hall inside the museum. IDL

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