Yesterday, June 18, 2017, President Duterte spent Father’s Day with his children and grandchildren. Davao City Mayor and presidential daughter Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio, on her Instagram account, uploaded a picture of the President surrounded by his grandchildren.
President Duterte and other Filipino fathers may not be perfect but they deserve credit for their sacrifices, according to Mayor Sara Duterte. The President’s daughter honored all dads on Father’s Day, wishing them health and protection for their families.
“Fathers are never perfect, only human. PRD, Paolo, Baste, Mans, our officers, soldiers, policemen, drivers, professors, doctors, lawyers, psg and every other Filipino father, we appreciate your effort and sacrifice for your respective families. May you all enjoy your day. Don’t drink and drive today we all need our fathers to be healthy and safe, kelangan namin pera ninyo!” she wrote on the caption.
We can recall that the 72-year old president skipped the Independence Day rites in Manila last Monday. He had no public appearance since then. His last public engagement was on Sunday when he appeared in Cagayan to pay respect to the wounded soldiers and in Pasay where he honored the fallen Marines.
According to the Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella, the President also needed some rest after having a hectic schedule in the recent weeks. He also suspended his visit to Moscow because of the ongoing Marawi siege.