“Ayaw kong makipag- away kasi nandyan na si Trump. I would like to congratulate President Trump. Mabuhay ka!” President Rodrigo Duterte said before the Filipino community in Malaysia November 9. President Rodrigo Duterte left on Tuesday for a brief visit to Thailand and a two-day official trip to Malaysia. The President added that he received advice to tone down his rhetoric against United States now that the US presidential election is over and Trump has won. “Ayaw ko po ng kalaban, but I cannot also – sabi kasi nila, ‘tutal tapos na ang election, nanalo na si Trump, why don’t you just shut up?” His visit to Malaysia is an introductory visit to strengthen Philippines- Malaysia ties for security and stability. “President Duterte wishes President-elect Trump success in the next four years as Chief Executive and commander-in chief of the U.S. military, and looks forward to working with the incoming administration for enhanced Philippines-US relations anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit and shared commitment to democratic ideals and the rule of law,” a Palace statement earlier said.