- President Rodrigo Duterte is known for his tough-talking and feisty attitude
- Duterte has a lot of supporters who think that the President is doing heroic acts for the country
- However, Duterte wishes to be buried beside his parents instead of being buried in Heroes’ cemetery
While President Rodrigo Duterte is known for his feisty attitude and iron fist, he still has a soft side and this is evident when he said that he wishes to be buried beside his parents.
The incumbent Philippine President rejected the thought of him being buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery).
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Based on the Philippine Constitution, presidents, commanders-in-chief, statesmen, and chiefs of staff may be buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani, but despite this fact Duterte still chose to be interred with his parents in Davao City.
Duterte’s parents were buried in a mausoleum at the Davao Public and Roman Catholic Cemetery.
When asked why he does not want to be buried at the Heroes’ cemetery, Duterte said that it is more honorable for him to be beside his parents.
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“Susmaryosep, kanila na yan. Pagtatalunan pa natin ‘yan. Walang pinaka-mas honor pa sa akin kung ‘di itatabi ako sa nanay pati tatay ko,” Duterte said.
(Oh my God, they can have it. I don’t want to argue over it. There is no greater honor than being laid to rest beside my mother and father.)
Duterte visited his parents’ grave during All Saint’s Day to give honor to them.
Watch the video below and see how loving Duterte is a son to his parents!
On a side note, here's a video about brothers who have an out of this world condition that will surely leave you wondering at night why such thing happens to them!