VIENTIANE, Laos (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – After all that fuss and media frenzy about U.S. President Barack Obama canceling his scheduled meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the two leaders will, after all, meet — intimately.
The meeting at the ASEAN Summit was cancelled after Duterte uttered some unflattering rhetoric about the American president. Many media outlets reported that Duterte cursed Obama, supposedly calling him “Son of a whore.”
But all’s well that ends well.
At a state dinner hosted by the Loatian prime minister, Duterte will be seated next to Obama. And what’s more on Duterte’s other side will be UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
When contacted by The Adobo Chronicles, presidential spokesperson Martin Andanar said that Duterte promised to be prim and proper throughout the state dinner — no cussing, no insults.
UPDATE: The uncancelled meeting between Obama and Duterte was again cancelled. Duterte was not seated next to Obama after all.