Duterte spends birthday with grandchildren in Davao

President Rodrigo Duterte got the “greatest” gift on his first birthday as the country’s Chief Executive.

On his 72nd birthday, Duterte got a surprise visit from his grandchildren including the youngest in the brood, weeks-old Marko Digong, son of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and lawyer Manases Carpio.

In photos shared by Carpio, Duterte got kisses and hugs from his grandchildren with his children with first wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman.

His daughter with common-law wife Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña, Veronica, was also in one of the photos. She hugged her dad who was in bed wearing a white shirt and a pair shorts.

Six days ago, Duterte expressed that he would only wish for more strength to lead the nation and more time to do all the work he is mandated to do.

But he also asked for some time to spend with his grandchildren.

“That would have been the greatest gift that I can ask in this planet. Iyon sa akin tama na,” he said.