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ASEAN 31st Summit Arrival and Gala Dinner

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 13 2017 03:02 PM

Heads of different Southeast Asian nations and leaders from their dialogue partners arrived on Sunday for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits from November 12 to 14.

Leaders were greeted with colorful cultural presentations as they arrived in Clark, Pampanga before they traveled to Manila for the 3-day meeting.  

US President Trump's visit triggered protests in different parts of Manila as demonstrators criticized his policies on climate change and human rights.

A gala dinner was hosted by President Duterte for the leaders at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sunday evening. Leaders donned Barong Tagalog as they greeted the hosts President Duterte and his partner Honeylet Avanceña.

Here are some highlights of the first day of the ASEAN meeting in Manila.

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (center-left) and Philippine Air Force Major General Arnold Mancita (center-R) salute as Widodo's wife Iriana (center) looks on upon arriving at Clark International Airport in Pampanga province, north of Manila on Sunday to attend the 31st Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Manan Vatsyayan, AFP

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (center) greets performers upon arriving at Clark International Airport in Pampanga province, north of Manila on Sunday to attend the 31st Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Manan Vatsyayan, AFP

Anti-riot police watch as a mock US flag burns after protesters attempted to march towards the US Embassy to air their issues against the current administration and the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for the ASEAN Summit on Sunday. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Protesters from Mindanao try to get past anti-riot police as they attempt to march towards the United States Embassy to air their issues against the current administration and the arrival of U.S. President Donald Trump for the ASEAN Summit on Sunday. George Calvelo, ABS CBN News

Activists scuffle with policemen during an anti-Trump protest near the US embassy in Manila on November 12, 2017, before the start of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit. Stringer/AFP

President Rodrigo Duterte joins ASEAN Business Advisory Council Chairman Jose Ma. Concepcion (right of the president) and other mentors during the launch of the ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN) at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Paranaque City. Ali Vicoy, Pool/Manila Bulletin

US President Donald Trump greets President Duterte during the 31st ASEAN Gala Dinner at the SMX in Pasay City on Sunday. Russell Palma, Pool Photo

Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi as President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte arrives for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit gala dinner in Pasay City on Sunday. Jonathan Ernst, Reuters

President Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome India Prime Minister Narendra Modi prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sunday. Ace Morandante, Malacanang Photo

President Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome People's Republic of China Premier Li Keqiang prior to the start of the gala dinner for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on November 12, 2017. Ace Morandante, Malacanang Photo

President Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sunday. Ace Morandante, Malacanang Photo

President Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sunday. Ace Morandante, Malacanang Photo

President Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam Hassanal Bolkiah prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sunday. Ace Morandante, Malacanang Photo

President Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome US President Donald Trump prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sunday. Ace Morandante, Malacanang Photo

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Russian Federation Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sunday. Ace Morandante, Malacanang Photo

President Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sunday. Ace Morandante, Malacanang Photo

President Duterte and his partner Honeylet welcome Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sunday. Ace Morandante, Malacanang Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit gala dinner in Pasay City on Sunday. Jonathan Ernst, Reuters

President Duterte and his partner Honeylet pose for a photo with the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states and dialogue partners prior to the start of the gala dinner hosted by the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sunday. King Rodriguez, Malacanang Photo

President Duterte gives the thumbs up while witnessing the program proper during the dinner he hosted for the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states and dialogue partners at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on Sunday. Karl Norman Alonzo, Malacanang Photo