LOOK: It’s legit! Melania Trump invites Honeylet to UN General Assembly luncheon
Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña was telling the truth when she said she was invited to visit New York recently.
Malacañang on Tuesday (September 26) released photos of the invitation sent by United States First Lady Melania Trump to Avanceña for a luncheon at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 20.
“Mrs. Melania Trump requests the pleasure of your company at a luncheon on the occasion of the seventy-second United Nations General Assembly,” the invitation read.
Printed on the invitation’s envelope was Avanceña’s name and the word “Philippines.” The letter was sent from the White House.
Mrs. Trump was the host of a luncheon for the spouses of world leaders, where she spoke about fighting cyberbullying.
ABS-CBN North America correspondent Don Tagala discovered Avancena was in New York when he spotted her watching “Miss Saigon” at the Broadway Theatre on September 19.
Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said President Rodrigo Duterte’s common law wife was invited by Trump, though she personally paid for the trip.
The Philippine delegation to the UNGA was led by Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano since Duterte skipped the event to focus on the Marawi siege.