National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. and Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar will represent the Philippine government at the inauguration of United States President-elect Donald Trump.
Andanar says, Duterte will not fly to the US for the event.
He explains, it is not a practice for heads of state to join the event since it is considered a domestic affair.
Trump’s inaugaration will take place on Friday, January 20 in Washington DC.
During a telephone conversation in last December last year, Trump had invited Duterte to see him in the White House once he assumes office.