President Rodrigo Duterte returned to his hometown Davao City on Thursday night, four days after attending various commitments in his full working week as President.
The Presidential Communications Office told reporters on Friday morning that “Duterte is already in Davao City.”
The President reportedly arrived at Villamor Air Base in Pasay City (Metro Manila) around 9 p.m., Thursday. He flew back to Davao City on board a private jet plane, unlike last week when he took a commercial flight.
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Duterte, 71, wants to spend the weekend in Davao City to rest.
The President has said he would govern the country both from Manila and Davao City and not mind Manila’s traffic and the two-hour plane ride.
Reports said Duterte plans to spend four days in Manila and three days in Davao.
This schedule, however, may change depending on commitments the President will have to attend to.
Duterte’s common-law wife Cielito “Honeylet” Avancena and their daughter, Veronica, plan to stay in Davao City.
When in Davao, Duterte is expected to hold office at a two-story structure in Davao City’s Panacan village.
CATHERINE S. VALENTE