LOOK: Feel na feel ang pag-proxy! Alan Cayetano poses with Trump, Putin for APEC family pic
Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano probably felt like the luckiest guy in the world when he had to stand in for President Rodrigo Duterte for the traditional “family photo” of world leaders at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vietnam.
Duterte’s absence meant it was Cayetano who shared the frame with United States President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Due to the rarity of the photo opportunity, Cayetano and his wife, Lani, made sure they were dressed to the nines for it.
In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte skipped the gala dinner and subsequent photo shoot because he was attending to “urgent” matters related to the hosting of the ASEAN Summit from November 12 to 15.
Duterte also supervised and coordinated the safe recovery of the Abu Sayyaf Group’s Vietnamese captives, Roque added.