- President Rodrigo Duterte shared that he cried when he found out that her daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte lost two of her triplets
- Duterte learned about the news through a phone call
- Sara Duterte earlier announced that she lost her identical twins
President Rodrigo Duterte, after a quarrel with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, said that he cried in private when he found out that his pregnant daughter lost two of her triplets.
President Duterte said that he learned about the unfortunate news through a phone call and he said: "Well somebody called me, i went to the bathroom and...nasa labas kami (we were outside), nasa lobby kami (we were in the lobby). I cried, I cried."
During a press conference when he arrived at the Davao International Airport after the ASEAN Summit in Laos, Duterte shared that "Inday Sara" has been having a hard time getting pregnant.
He said: "Maski noong una pa yan (From the start) it took her a long time to be pregnant and you, know, with the medical intervention."
The pregnant mayor earlier announced that he lost her identical twins and said that only one baby inside her womb has a heartbeat.
During the military command turnover ceremony in Davao City, Mayor Sara said: "I lost my identical twins. Monday, I wasn't feeling well, so nagpunta ako sa doctor (so I went to the doctor) and said I'm not feeling very good. So she checked and told me na-arrest na raw ang heartbeats ng identical twins (the heartbeats of the identical twins were arrested), but fighting pa ang isa (but the remaining one is still fighting)."
Netizens, especially the Duterte family's supporters were emotional when they learned about the miscarriage.
One Facebook user expressed sympathy and support to Mayor Sara and President Duterte: “Sa sobrang stress ni Mam Sarah sa bombing,kaya ito nangyayari.Be strong Mayor Sarah and President Duterte.We are looking forward for a brighter tomorrow through your strong leadership. Ignore the negative feedbacks.”
Another user sent words of encouragement to the mayor: “Be strong mayor Sara ingatan mo sarili mo at yng baby mo, we're praying for your family nsasaktan din kmi sa mga happenings against your family for the people of our country. Take enough rest muna. God bless you.”
The38-year-old Davao City mayor isa married with Atty. Manases Carpio and they have two sons, Sharky and Stingray.