Businesswoman Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña flew to Hong Kong to join President Rodrigo Duterte in a dinner with friends ahead of his scheduled appearance before thousands of Filipinos there.
Photos released by Malacañang showed Duterte and Avanceña together at the dinner at Harbourview Hong Kong Wednesday (April 11).
Joining the couple were Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo.
Duterte had no official engagement on that day.
Interestingly, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, the President’s daughter, was not at the dinner although she arrived with him in Hong Kong.
Duterte has been out of the country since April 10 to visit China and Hong Kong.
While in China, the President attended the Boao Economic Forum in Hainan. He also had bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Duterte is scheduled to return to the Philippines early Friday (April 13).