MANILA - The country's two highest elected officials have finally met.
President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo met at Camp Aguinaldo Friday afternoon ahead of the turnover ceremonies of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Duterte and Robredo were seen shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries during their brief encounter on stage.
The two, however, were seated one seat apart.
Duterte and Robredo, who held separate inauguration ceremonies on Thursday, have yet to meet since winning the May 9 elections.
According to the longtime Davao City mayor's aide de camp, Christopher Go, Duterte and Robredo were supposed to meet in Davao City ahead of their respective inaugurations but the former congresswoman's Japan trip got in the way.
Robredo visited Tokyo over the weekend for the National Day Celebration for the Filipino Community in Japan.
Go denied that Duterte is "hard to get."