LOOK: Honeylet joins other leaders’ spouses in China tour


Posted at May 15 2017 07:19 PM

MANILA – Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, the long-time partner of President Rodrigo Duterte, on Monday joined the spouses of world leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum in China.

Photos released by Malacañang show Avanceña mingling with the spouses of other leaders at the Forbidden City in Beijing.

While not officially called Duterte’s first lady, Avanceña has recently been performing tasks that are usually delegated to the spouse of the country’s highest leader.

Avanceña herself recently hosted spouses of Southeast Asian leaders during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila.