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Duterte makes 2nd unannounced Hong Kong trip in 4 months

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Duterte makes 2nd unannounced Hong Kong trip in 4 months

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo confirms the Hong Kong trip, adding it was the birthday of President Duterte's partner Honeylet. Their daughter Kitty was also with them.

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – President Rodrigo Duterte again made an unannounced Hong Kong trip on Saturday, February 16.

Hong Kong media reported that they spotted him in World Trade Center in the famous Causeway Bay area on Saturday night.

Exclusive photos and videos taken of him by Oriental Daily News show he was accompanied by his longtime partner Honeylet Avanceña and his former presidential aide Bong Go.

Oriental Daily News is a major news website in Hong Kong.

Go later on confirmed Duterte's trip.

"Totoo po na pumunta ng Hong Kong si Pagulong Duterte na kasama ang long-time partner nya na si Ma’am Honeylet Avanceña at anak nila na si Kitty para sa isang personal na biyahe," he said in a message to reporters.

(It is true that President Duterte went to Hong Kong with longtime partner Honeylet Avanceña and their daughter Kitty for a personal trip.)

Presidential Spokesman and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo also confirmed the Hong Kong trip. He said in a text message: "Yup he is in HK with Honeylet. It's the latter's birthday today."

Go also said: "It was actually Kitty who requested her father for the trip, as a gift. Nagawa na ito nila noon kahit nung Mayor pa ng Davao City si PRRD. The weekend getaway is for rest and recreation. (The family usually goes on a trip even when he was still mayor of Davao City.)

"Bago po umalis ang pangulo ay tinalaga nya si Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea na OIC at in charge sa pang araw araw na operations ng Office of the President," said Go. (Before leaving, the President designated Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea as officer-in-charge of the day-to-day operations of the Office of the President.)

The Oriental Daily News' article said Duterte was seen boarding a car and heading to Wan Chai, one of Hong Kong's busiest shopping and commercial districts.

Duterte's trip means he has made two unannounced visits to Hong Kong in over 4 months. He was last seen there on October 6, 2018. Go had this to say about that trip then: "Kailangan ding magpahinga ng Pangulo (The President also has to rest)."

Photos of that earlier trip show Duterte windowshopping for clothes with his daughter Veronica, also in the Causeway Bay area.

He had gone to Hong Kong days after going to the hospital on October 3, a visit during which doctors took samples of a "growth" found inside his body.

This more recent visit comes days after Duterte denied having a "kidney transplant" on January 29, as floated by former senator Kit Tatad in a Manila Times column.

On February 1, Duterte skipped a Leyte event supposedly because he was "not feeling well."

Two days after, he took to Facebook Live to dispel rumors of his death.





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  • joerizjoeriz PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited February 2019 #2
    Why would the leader of.a nation leave his coulntry and people to someone other than the vice-president and not announcing the trip, too? 

    Could it be a follow up on some medical procedure?

  • PorkChop :o)PorkChop :o) PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    joeriz said:
    Why would the leader of.a nation leave his coulntry and people to someone other than the vice-president and not announcing the trip, too? 

    Could it be a follow up on some medical procedure?

    hahaha sa vice president na puro merienda ang alam? hahahaha 
  • swirl360swirl360 PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Anti-Dutete praying :prayer:
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