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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