President Rodrigo Duterte said he just wants to celebrate his upcoming birthday at home in Davao City with his children and grandchildren.
Duterte will turn 74 on March 28.
“Historically, ayaw ko talagang – ayaw kong mag-celebrate ng birthday. Gusto ko lang sa bahay lang, matulog ako,” he said in a speech during the campaign rally of the PDP-Laban in Koronadal City Tuesday, March 26.
“And if there’s somebody that is really welcome to me, ‘yung mga anak ko, pati ‘yung apo ko,” he added.
The President said he did not mind even if his long-time partner Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña and his former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman would ignore him on that day.
“Iyong mga asawa ko maski hindi nila ako pansinin okay lang. May galit man sila sa akin so mag-inom na lang ako ng tubig, pakalma,” he said.
Avanceña is the mother of Duterte’s teenage daughter Veronica “Kitty” Duterte, while Zimmerman is the mother of former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, and Sebastian Duterte.