It was his former aide and now Sen. Christopher“Bong” Go who posted on social mediaon Sunday evening the Duterte and Trump talk. MANILA – President Rodrigo had atelephone conversation with United States (US) PresidentDonald Trump to tackle bilateral cooperation on coronavirus disease2019 (COVID-19) response. The Philippines has the highest numberof COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, with 6,259 cases. Of that number, 409 havedied and 572 have recovered. The US, meanwhile, has the highestnumber of COVID-19 cases and deaths worldwide, with 735,366 people who havecontracted the viral disease and 39,095 deaths because of it./PN President Rodrigo Duterte’s telephone conversation with United States President Donald Trump on possible bilateral cooperation over the coronavirus disease pandemic was “cordial,” says Malacañang. SEN. CHRISTOPHER GO “They discussed bilateralcooperation on the COVID-19 response,” said Go. According to Go, Trump phoned Duterte ataround 10:10 p.m. on Sunday and it lasted for 18 minutes. “I am not allowed to talk about thedetails but it is about a possible cooperation,” Roque added. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roquemeanwhile said it was the US government who initiated the talk.