Duterte halts presidential duties to celebrate Ysabel Ortega's 18th birthday
- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has surprisingly decided to take a break from his presidential duties to attend the 18th birthday celebration of Ysabel Ortega
- Ysabel Ortega is the young Kapamilya actress who plays Angela on “On the Wings of Love
- The young actress had tagged the president's presence as "an unforgettable moment"
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has surprisingly decided to take a break from his presidential duties sometime last week for a very surprising reason - to attend the 18th birthday celebration of Ysabel Ortega!
"The fact that he made time for my birthday is grabe po. This is going to be a moment that I will remember talaga forever. Unforgettable po talaga and I'm really grateful," says Ortega.
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Ysabel Ortega, the young Kapamilya actress who plays Angela on “On the Wings of Love," is also the daughter of Senator Lito Lapid and singer Michelle Ortega.
She celebrated her 18th birthday on Friday, February 3, with the President as one of her celebrity guests at the party held at the Sampaguita Gardens in Quezon City.
"Alam mo, you are young, you are beautiful, and a simple woman. Do not hurry," the president told the debutante.
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Duterte also left a birthday greeting that seems to be filled with lessons learned throughout his lifetime as a ladies' man, "Just remain beautiful. Enjoy your beauty as it's a God-given gift and grow up to be a young beautiful woman and a good mother someday. Good luck. Happy birthday and may your beauty last for a thousand years."
Other guests spotted in her party were the following:
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