LOOK: No Duterte in traditional APEC leaders' photo


Posted at Nov 21 2016 03:34 AM | Updated as of Nov 21 2016 03:42 AM

Leaders and representatives of 21 APEC economies gather for a photo opportunity in Lima, Peru for the 24th APEC Summit.  Agence France-Presse

President Rodrigo Duterte missed the traditional Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' photo shoot on Sunday in Lima, Peru. 

Duterte also chose to skip the APEC gala dinner on Saturday night. 

Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay (4th from left, back row) represented Duterte in both events. 

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said on Saturday that Duterte wasn't feeling well ("masama pakiramdam") when asked why the president skipped the gala dinner. 

He said Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was informed ahead that Duterte would not be able to attend the dinner. -- report from Lynda Jumilla, ABS-CBN; Dexter Ganibe, DZMM