Duterte misses Asean-UN meeting, Cayetano pinch-hits

Published: 9:46 a.m., Nov. 14, 2017 | Updated: 12:02 a.m., Nov. 15, 2017 President Rodrigo Duterte skipped the meeting between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and the United Nations (UN) on Monday night. He was represented instead by Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, who presided over the Asean-UN Summit, opposite UN Secretary General Antnio Guterres. The Asean-UN Summit was supposed to be the last event of Mr. Duterte on Monday after a series of bilateral meetings. Malacaang explained on Tuesday that the President had to skip the Asean-UN summit as well as the Asean Plus Three Leaders' interface with the East Asia Business Council because he had t...

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