Duterte sings at ASEAN gala dinner 'upon Trump's orders'

Protesters burn an effigy of U.S. President Donald Trump who is attending the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and related meetings in Manila Philippines

Philippine activists burned posters of world leaders at a protest in Manila during a regional summit on Monday, Nov. 13.

After his performance, Duterte said he sang the song for Trump. Although a White House official said that human rights were briefly mentioned when the leaders met on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit, Trump did not publicly mention the rights violations.

Trump also vowed the the United States will continue to provide assistance in rehabilitating and reconstructing the city ravaged by 5 months of war. "Had a productive meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte".

Duterte cursed Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, previous year for raising concerns about the war on drugs and he subsequently declared that he was breaking with the United States, a close ally of the Philippines since World War Two. "We are an important ally", Duterte told Trump at the beginning of their talks, according to reporters allowed in to the meeting room.

Canada's President Justin Trudeau is still in the Philippines pushing human rights.

"I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem", Trump said in the April 29 phone call.

Trump's comments came shortly before he took off for the Philippines, the final stop of his five-country Asia trip. Speaking to reporters Sunday, Trump said he will make a new announcement on trade when he returns to the United States.

Trump said his trip had resulted in at least $300 billion, possibly triple that figure, of deals being agreed.

"President Trump has arrived in the Philippines to attend the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Summits".

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