PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be spending Christmas in his hometown Davao City for the third straight year since assuming office in 2016, Malacañang said yesterday.
“He spends it with his family always. No frills,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said at a news conference.
Panelo also said Duterte will visit sick children in hospitals in Davao which the chief executive did on Christmas Eve two years ago.
“Doon mo makikita ang kanyang compassion. He sheds tears every time,” the Palace official said.
Last year, the President met with the families of the fire that gutted a mall in Davao and expressed concern over the possibility that survivors could still be found among those reported trapped.
Duterte had been mayor of Davao City for more than two decades.