US President Donald Trump in tweet on Sunday misspelled the Philippines as he announced his scheduled trip to the country to attend the 31st Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Summit and Related Meetings.
Trump spelled the country's name with two Ls, Phillipines.
Will be doing a joint press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam then heading for final destination of trip, the Phillipines.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 11, 2017
The US leader participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Vietnam. He will also fly to the Philippines to join the ASEAN Leaders' Summit.
A netizen noticed the error and reminded the US leader of the correct spelling of the country's name.
Mr. President its Philippines— edsela (@EDSELA2004) November 12, 2017
Former party-list congressman Teddy Casiño, in a reply to Trump's tweet, mentioned the ASEAN welcome tarps with misspelled "Philippines."
Tarp says Philppines.— Teddy Casiño (@teddycasino) November 12, 2017
The ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Committee on Saturday said that the welcome tarps pinned in areas leading to the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City that say "WELCOME to the Philppines! ASEAN Delegates!" have been taken down.
It said the tarpaulins "did not conform to the approved final artwork." —ALG, GMA News