President Rodrigo Duterte cannot hide his boredom as he listened to Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano ahead of the Cabinet meeting Monday (May 7).
A photo released by Malacañang showed Duterte giving Cayetano a side eye as the Secretary appeared to be explaining something to him and other Cabinet members.
Other officials joining the pep talk were: National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza and Secretary Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President.
Cayetano has come under fire over the controversial rescue of Filipino workers in Kuwait.
The Kuwaiti government was angered by the release of videos showing the rescue missions because these were not coordinated with their police.
The rescue missions were authorized by Cayetano’s appointee, Undersecretary for Migrant Workers Affairs Sarah Lou Arriola.