Alan Peter Cayetano has felt a bit under the weather and “almost lost his voice” in his first major regional meeting as Philippine foreign secretary.
Cayetano called in sick on Sunday to skip the second day of the three-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) meetings, when the 10 Asean foreign ministers were to hold a dialogue with each of their counterparts from 10 nations, including the United States, China, Japan and South Korea.
The 46-year old Cayetano, who is attending his first Asean meeting, sent word to his counterparts from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos that he was “not feeling well.”
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