Duterte goes into the event appearing confident that even his most outrageous remarks and actions will be ignored, having boasted in the lead-up he once stabbed someone to death, while at the same time proposing to host a global human rights summit.
White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders meanwhile said the issue was discussed by the two leaders.
Duterte, 72, a year ago branded then-US president Barack Obama a "son of a whore" for criticizing the drug war. "Thank you", Trump said after his bilateral meeting with Duterte. And in a highly surreal moment, President Duterte serenaded Mr Trump with a special love song.
"Ladies and gentlemen, I sang uninvited a duet with Ms. Pilita Corrales upon the orders of the commander in chief of the United States", Duterte stated after he concluded his singing stunt, as heard in the video shared by Public Works Undersecretary, Karen Jimeno.More news: Carrie Underwood Breaks Wrist in Fall Outside Nashville Home
Modi says Trump "has expressed a very high opinion of India" in his travels.
President Donald Trump is wrapping up his extensive trip to Asia with an worldwide summit and one-on-one meetings with global partners, including his Philippine host who is overseeing a bloody drug war.
The president met with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (doo-TEHR'-tay), who has been condemned by human rights groups for his crackdown on drug dealers and users.
Trump was meeting Monday with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and dining with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull ahead of the East Asia summit in Manila.
"Trump must not keep ignoring the grave human rights situation in the Philippines".
"The neo-liberal pillars of ASEAN such as deregulation, privatization and deregulation are historically proven to throw Filipino poor to inescapable cycle of poverty and misery, and at present with US President Trump's attendance, the world is being pushed to the brink of a nuclear war via his aggressive threats against North Korea", Casilao said.