Tardy Duterte misses Asean Plus Three Summit photo session

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 10:54 AM November 04, 2019
duterte asean

President Rodrigo Duterte arrives for the 22nd Asean Plus Three Summit. Photo by Krissy Aguilar / INQUIRER.net

NONTHABURI, Thailand — President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday did not make it to the family photo session at the 22nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Plus Three Summit.

The program was scheduled at 8:30 a.m. but the President arrived at around 8:53 a.m.


Duterte, however, attended the morning session of the summit’s last day here.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Assistant Secretary Junever Mahilum-West represented Duterte during the Asean photo session on stage.


Palace spokesperson Salvador Panelo assured the President is “okay,” and was “late” because he passed by the restroom.

“He was late for a few minutes as he had to pass by the restroom,” Panelo said in a Viber message.

“He is ok.” #/gsg

Department of Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Junever Mahilum-West (3rd from left) links hands with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Singapore Prime Minister Hsien Loong  (Asean Thailand Live Feed )

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: ASEAN, Asean Summit, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, President Rodrigo Duterte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.