Andanar said Duterte wished Trump success for his four-year term as the United States chief executive. We are not sure of a Trump presidency, what policies they will follow.
Some even opined that Trump's victory might be key to the normalization of relations between the Philippines and the USA, given what were perceived to be similarities between the American businessman and Philippine President Duterte.
USA officials have said they welcome closer relations between the Philippines and China, though they question the need for Duterte's critical comments.
Filipinos and Filipino-Americans greeted the victory of Donald Trump in the United States presidential election with shock and disbelief. Furthermore, we do not support foreign (U.S. or otherwise) military intervention or regime change operations, as these would only exacerbate neocolonial oppression and reduce the potential for a long lasting and just end to this civil war.
Jose, an upcoming ambassador to Malaysia, said Duterte will visit Malaysia on November 9 and 10 as part of his introductory visits to countries in the Southeast Asian region. While wanting to scale back engagements with the USA military, Duterte has reached out to China and Russian Federation for possible deals, including the acquisition of weapons and defense assets.
"With Hillary (Clinton) comes with certainty and a lot of the policies but with Trump a lot of uncertainties", he said.
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"We will just have to look for another source that is cheaper and maybe as durable and as good as those made in the place we are ordering them", said Mr Duterte.
When Trump emerged victorious, many people in the Philippines were shocked, but Duterte, who has been nicknamed "Trump of the East" or "Trump on Steroids", may not have been among those surprised by the election results.
The visit will provide the opportunity for both leaders to explore ways to further strengthen the existing cooperation between the two countries. We don't need them.
The Philippine President then inspected a guard-of-honour mounted by 32 officers and men from the First Battalion Royal Ranger Regiment.
Before Trump became the victor in the highly polarizing 2016 USA polls, Duterte had lashed out at outgoing President Barack Obama over the latter's criticisms of his war on drugs.
"I really do not know kasi it would depend on the USA", he said.