Watch: Duterte serenades Filipinos in Malaysia with a Tagalog song

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  • President Rodrigo Duterte serenaded Filipinos in Malaysia with a Tagalog song
  • Duterte sang Ikaw during his meeting with the Filipino community in Kuala Lumpur
  • The president flew to Malaysia to have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and to meet Filipinos there

Filipinos in Malaysia were serenaded by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte.

In an article posted on GMA News Online, it was disclosed that Duterte sang the Tagalog song “Ikaw” during his meeting with the Filipino community in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The president flew to Malaysia for a two-day official visit; aiming to have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak and to meet with the Filipino community there. At present, more than 150,000 Filipinos are residing in Malaysia.

Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Charles Jose said among the topics to be discussed are Malaysia’s proposed inclusion in the Philippine government’s peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, security issues in the Sulu-Sulawesi Sea, counter-terrorism, and the Philippines chairmanship of Asean in 2017.

“The Philippines looks upon Malaysia, both as a brother nation and as a dependable partner, not only bilaterally but also within the larger context of the BIMP-EAGA [Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area] and our beloved Asean community,” Jose said.

Meanwhile, when asked whether the Sabah issue would be raised during the bilateral talks, Jose said such matter may or may not be raised.

“It may or it may not be raised. But, in any case, if it is raised by either side, I’m sure our President will be prepared to discuss this issue,” he said.

Watch the video of President Rodrigo Duterte singing the Tagalog song Ikaw during his meeting with the Filipino community in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

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