The President Of The Philippines Sang A Love Song For Donald Trump

Lester Mason
November 14, 2017

American President Donald Trump could not help praise the spectacle at the gala celebration hosted by his counterpart, Rodrigo Duterte, on Sunday night.

Their meeting was one of the most anticipated of the summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila, with human rights groups pressing Mr Trump to take a tough line on Mr Duterte over his bloody war on drugs, in which thousands of people have been killed. "We are an important ally", Duterte told Trump at the beginning of their talks, according to reporters allowed in to the meeting room.

After his performance, Duterte said he sang the song for Trump.

Both leaders have publicly praised the other and appear to have a good relationship, with some Filipinos even calling Duterte the "Filipino Trump". "And the ASEAN conference has been handled beautifully by the president in the Philippines".

"President Trump expressed his condolences for the tragic loss of life in Marawi City at the hands of ISIS-affiliated terrorists, and congratulated the Armed Forces of the Philippines for its success in liberating Marawi", according to a joint statement released after the bilateral meeting between Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, November 13.


Ms Ardern said she would urge Mr Duterte to carry out an enquiry into the high numbers of death.

More than 3,900 people have been killed in a war on drugs that Mr Duterte declared when he took office a year ago.

The protesters say they are concerned the leaders are not giving human rights enough attention and will not be addressing poverty in the region as they would like to see it.

When the reporters asked Trump whether he would raise human rights at the meeting, Duterte replied with: "Whoa, whoa".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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