LOOK: World leaders' spouses tour Cultural Center of the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The wives of foreign leaders attending the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit were treated to a cultural delight of Southeast Asian history and art.

The spouses went to an exhibit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) on Monday, November 13. (READ: Meet the spouses of the ASEAN leaders

With the theme “ASEAN at 50: Power as Flow”, the exhibit showcased the trade, art and culture of the Southeast Asian region in the past years.

The event was organized the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Here’s a glimpse of the spouses’ tour:

Singapore First Lady Ho Ching with Thailand First Lady Naraporn Chan-o-cha. 

FIRST LADIES. Singapore's Ho Ching and Thailand's Naraporn Chan-o-cha. Screengrab from ASEAN pool video

FIRST LADIES. Singapore's Ho Ching and Thailand's Naraporn Chan-o-cha.

Screengrab from ASEAN pool video

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's partner Honeylet Avanceña with Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Raza. 

President Rodrigo Duterte's partner Honeylet Avanceu00f1a with Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak. Screengrab of ASEAN pool video

President Rodrigo Duterte's partner Honeylet Avanceu00f1a with Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

Screengrab of ASEAN pool video

They were serenaded by the Kilyawan Choir. 

Screengrab from ASEAN pool video

After the CCP event, the spouses had lunch at the Manila Hotel where they witnessed a fashion show organized by Randy Ortiz.

 

Screengrab from ASEAN pool video
Screengrab from ASEAN pool video
Screengrab from ASEAN pool video

President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner Honeylet Avanceña had also prepared to give them boxes of Davao City-made Malagos chocolates as token for the leaders. – Rappler.com

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