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IN PHOTOS: 20 world leaders in barong Tagalog

APEC leader's and their partners wave during an official photo ahead of the welcome dinner for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila, Philippines Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Leaders from 21 countries and self-governing territories are gathering in Manila for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. AP/Bullit Marquez

MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday night hosted a welcome dinner for the economic leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The president's gift to the leaders attending the APEC summit was the barong Tagalog, the official national garb for Filipino men.

 

 

Designer Paul Cabral created the barong Tagalog from pineapple fiber, the finest of all Philippine hand-woven fabrics. -Patricia Lourdes Viray

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