Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte had "engaging, animated talk", an aide said

The Philippine president has been compared to Trump for his bombastic rhetoric and unorthodox political style but Duterte apparently did not relish the comparison, telling The Associated Press in an interview during the campaign in March: "Donald Trump is a bigot, I am not".

Go said, Duterte also invited the U.S. President-elect to attend the 2017 ASEAN Summit in the Philippines. The phone call between he and Rodrigo Duterte may signal a willingness by a Trump administration to ignore or minimize the violence in the Philippines, or it may be a strategy to bring Duterte under United States influence.

"He was wishing me success in my campaign against the drug problem".

Mr Duterte, 71, launched an unprecedented war on drugs that drew a wave of global criticism, with Mr Obama urging the leader in September to conduct his campaign "the right way", following concerns over alleged extrajudicial killings.

Since Duterte took office in June, vowing to crack down on drugs, more than 5,500 people have been killed by police or vigilante groups in the Philippines.

But since the Republican leader's victory in the United States presidential election, Mr. Duterte has changed his stance with remarks aimed at reaching out to Mr. Trump.

Trump told Reuters that Duterte's swearing showed "a lack of respect for our country.' He also emphasized the 'very important strategic location" of the Philippines.

In a text message on Friday night, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go described the brief chat between the two leaders as "very engaging, animated" - which he said lasted for seven minutes and twenty seconds.

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said Obama had told him during the APEC meet in Peru that Duterte and Trump appear to have "the same kind of temperament".

With President-elect Donald Trump's going on a spree of indiscriminate phone calls with various world leaders, it was only natural that he would end up on the line with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.

In his five months in office, Duterte has caused a stir by criticising the U.S., cursing President Barack Obama, making overtures towards historic rival China and pursuing a new alliance with Russian Federation. Furthermore, Trump is navigating a fine balance with India, a country he called "best friends" with the U.S.in October. "And I said that, well, we assured him of our ties with America", Duterte said.

While being antagonistic to the USA, his country's treaty ally, Duterte has reached out to China and Russian Federation.

The President called Trump late Friday evening to congratulate him on his election victory.

Both men passed along invitations to their respective countries.

Duterte had been hostile towards the America and repeatedly threatened a "separation" after Washington officials including President Barack Obama criticized his aggressive crackdown on illegal drugs.

As for the Filipinos' concerns that business process outsourcing companies would pull out because of Trump's wish to keep American firms at home, Abella said this was not discussed between the two leaders. "He is perfectly capable of talking to Mr. Duterte in an open way without being wedded to previous policy failures".