- President Rodrigo Duterte recently went to Hong Kong with his family
- There have been speculations going around that he went there for a medical treatment
- However, the President clarified that it was his daughter, Kitty Duterte, who ordered it
President Rodrigo Duterte shared during a speech in Davao City that the recent Hong Kong family trip was the “order” of his youngest daughter, Kitty Duterte.
KAMI learned that it was Kitty’s idea to celebrate the birthday of her mother, Honeylet Avanceña, in Hong Kong over the weekend, as reported by GMA News.
"I go to Hong Kong to celebrate the birthday of my wife because that was the order of my daughter," President Duterte said.
"If I'm in front of them, I'm just a sergeant. They are the generals. It's very hard to deal with a daughter. The boys, well, they can take tongue-lashing," the President quipped.
President Duterte has shut down the speculations that he went to Hong Kong for medical purposes. Recently, Senator Antonio Trillanes accused the President of going to Hong Kong to undergo a medical check-up or transfer funds or even do both.
KAMI reported in October 2018 that President Duterte went to Hong Kong as well with Kitty and Honeylet. Former aide Bong Go said that the family trip was for the President to rest and unwind. However, many netizens criticized the President’s trip amid the economic woes going on in the Philippines during that time.
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