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Hong Kong trip was upon ‘the order of my daughter,’ says Duterte

Hong Kong trip was upon ‘the order of my daughter,’ says Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte (right), his partner Honeylet (left) and daughter, Kitty, have their picture taken on Feb. 16, 2019. PHOTO COURTESY OF BONG GO

MANILA, Philippines — Tough-talking President Rodrigo Duterte folds up to the command of his daughter, who, according to him, “ordered” their quick trip to Hong Kong over the weekend.

In a speech during the 9th anniversary of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) in Davao City on Tuesday, Duterte revealed: “I go to Hong Kong to celebrate the birthday of my wife because that is the order of my daughter and the order of my daughter, just like the order of mayor here, I follow.”


On Friday night, Duterte went to Hong Kong with his partner, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, and their teenage daughter, Veronica.

They went to Hong Kong to celebrate Avanceña’s birthday.


READ: Duterte’s HK trip: To celebrate partner’s birthday with daughter

Duterte also said he is just a “sergeant” before his daughters, whom he considers the “generals.”

Aside from Veronica, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is also a daughter of the President. Sara’s mother is Elizabeth Zimmerman.

“If I am in front of them, I am just a sergeant they are the generals,” he said.

“Really it is very hard to deal with a daughter. The boys they can take a tongue lashing or shout shut up but the girls they begin to quarrel with you,” he added. /kga


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