Pres. Rodrigo Duterte celebrates his 72nd birthday with family in Davao City.
Duterte marked his 72nd birthday on Tuesday, the way he had celebrated it in the past without parties.
Ernesto Abella, the presidential spokesman said Duterte’s birthday was most likely a simple and quiet affair.
The celebration was a very quiet affair with family and friends.
A simple and quiet birthday is traditional for the President and it’s something that suits his personality, Abella told the reporters.
Last year, Duterte got his much-needed rest and was preparing for the battle ahead, with the campaign period closely approaching its final stretch during that time.
It fell smack in the middle of the campaign season and he spent the day home with his partner Cielito ‘Honeylet’ Avanceña and their daughter Veronica.
Duterte said he sleeps the whole day, that is the tradition.
He has never celebrated a birthday in his life, Duterte then said.
Last week, the President said he plans to sleep off the day or perhaps he will see his new grandson Stonefish Carpio, the youngest child of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
He wished for himself more time and little strength to be able to address the problems of the country.
His chief legal counsel Salvador Panelo also repeated the president’s hope, he wishes him long life and good health.