Moments: When Philippines Rody Duterte shares moments with US Donald Trump

A glass of wine and a candle bind stand witness to the talks between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and United States President Donald Trump.-photo supplied by Malacañang

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Much has been said about Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s relationship  the with the United States of America (USA) but when the two leaders met at the Gala Dinner for the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit 2017 Sunday night, pictures say it differently.

Duterte hosted a gala diner for the leaders of ASEAN t the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

As the  world leaders were settled on their seats  as Duterte and his partner Honeylet walked to join them.

President Donald Trump, the president of the most powerful country in the world  was so light as he arrived at the gala dinner in Barong Tagalog, the Filipino traditional clothes.

Trump exchanged pleasantries with Duterte and his partner Madame Honeylet Acanceña before the three faced the photographers for the photo opportunity.

President Rodrigo R. Duterte clinks glasses with US President Donald Trump after the Philippine President proposed a toast during the gala dinner.


President Rodrigo R. Duterte gives the thumbs up while witnessing the program proper during the dinner he hosted .

President Rodrigo R. Duterte chats with US President Donald Trump during the gala dinner. 

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano also shared moments with Trump, Duterte and Honeylet.

Photos provided by the Presidential photographers team during the gala dinner show world leaders can sit down and relax, talk about the relationship of their  countries over a glass of wine. -Editha Z. Caduaya/