LOOK: Duterte, APEC leaders pose for 'family photo'


Posted at Nov 18 2018 09:24 AM

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea - President Rodrigo Duterte and leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies posed Sunday for an official "family photo" here.

Malacañang earlier said Duterte will skip the second day of the APEC Summit and fly home to Manila on Saturday night. However, the President showed up Sunday morning at the APEC Haus.

APEC leaders pose for a family photo in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Sunday. David Gray, Reuters

This APEC family photo from Reuters shows from left to right at front row the following leaders:

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera
China's President Xi Jinping
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
US Vice President Mike Pence
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Carrie Lam

With Duterte at the back row, meanwhile, were the following:

Mexico's Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Juan Carlos Baker Pineda
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Peru's Foreign Minister Nestor Popolizio
Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in
Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha
Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
Taiwanese delegate to APEC Morris Chang

Leaders move after a family photo session of the APEC Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Sunday. David Gray, Reuters

Duterte was not seen in the family photo of APEC leaders at the gala dinner on Saturday night.

He was also not seen on the live video feed of the event at the International Media Center, which showed Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez at the gala dinner instead.

There was no immediate word from the Palace on the matter.