PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte can choose to work in a place of his own liking and where he feels most comfortable, Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said on Monday.
Coloma added that Duterte has all the right to choose where he plans to stay once inaugurated as President.
“Let the incoming President decide on the most appropriate lodging arrangement that works best for him,” he said.
Coloma was reacting to Duterte’s statement that he plans to flit from Malacañang to Davao City in his first few months in office.
According to him, he may take the last commercial flight to Davao at 9 p.m. and be back in Manila the next day at 8 a.m., saying that his home is his “comfort zone.”
Duterte said one of the reasons why he will not stay in Malacañang is the presence of ghosts there.
“Ask Imee Marcos. I spoke to her. She was here the other night. There are really ghosts there. I asked her, ‘How many did you see?’ She said ‘five,’” the mayor said, referring to the eldest daughter of former President Ferdinand Marcos.
The Marcos family occupied Malacañang for 20 years.