LOOK: Duterte gets birthday gift from Chinese envoy

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Posted at Mar 27 2017 11:18 PM | Updated as of Mar 27 2017 11:36 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte shakes hands with Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua after their meeting at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on Monday. Ace Morandente, Malacañang Photo

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte met with Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on Monday.

During the meeting, Zhao gave Duterte a birthday gift: a portrait showing the president, his partner Honeylet Avanceña and daughter Veronica.

President Roderigo Duterte looks at the portrait gifted by Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua after their meeting at the Presidential Guest House in Davao City on Monday. Ace Morandente, Malacañang Photo

Amid maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea, Duterte last week said Beijing has promised not to construct anything in Panatag Shoal.