- President Duterte expressed his need to travel back home to Davao City after his work shift in Manila ends
- Prior to Duterte’s inauguration, PSM chief Bong Go stated that his boss would most likely assume office in Manila
- The current president has decided to split his workweek between Manila and Davao City
President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte will now shuffle between two of the country’s metropolitan cities while he assumes his position.
According to his son, incumbent Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, Digong will spend three days in Manila and three days in Davao City. He said that it is most likely his father will be staying at the Presidential Guest House, touted as the ‘Malacañang of the South’, when he is in Davao City.
The Vice Mayor also stated that he does not know where his father will be on Sunday, but assumed that he will be in church.
Despite calling the Catholic Church leaders as hypocrites, Digong remains as a Catholic in religion.
It has been known that prior to his inauguration, President Duterte wanted to travel back and forth from Manila to Davao City until he can adjust to living at the Malacañang Palace.
“My bed is here. My room is here. My home is my comfort zone. It’s important that I can sleep and take a shower comfortably,” he said during a late night briefing over two months ago.
He also said that he would borrow the private jet of his fellow Davaoeño, Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, so he would not add to the government’s expenses. He shared that he would have his breakfast inside the plane, and should already be at work during proper office hours. He will leave for Davao when his shift is over, along with a team of five members would assist him in his needs.
However, a day before the inauguration, Presidential Management Staff (PMS) chief and long-time aide Christopher ‘Bong’ Go said that his boss would probably hold office in the presidential palace.
“Kasi doon naman po ang seat of power ng Presidente, sa Malacañang,” he said.
(It is where the seat of power of the President is, in Malacañang.)