President Duterte visits departed loved ones in family mausoleum

Published November 1, 2019, 12:20 AM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Armando Fenequito

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte paid an early visit to his departed loved ones here on Thursday, October 31, 2019 as he will be leaving on All Saints Day on Friday to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Summit in Bangkok, Thailand.

(Photo via Armando Fenequito)
(Photo via Armando Fenequito)

Duterte arrived at the Roman Catholic Cemetery about 6:36 p.m., along with Senator Bong Go and immediately went inside the mausoleum of his parents former Davao Governor Vicente Duterte and Soledad Duterte.

The President usually visits his loved ones on November 1, since this has been his tradition.

Duterte spent a few moments inside their mausoleum and offered prayers for his departed parents and siblings.

He went out of the mausoleum at 7:15 p.m. and entertained a few questions from the group of reporters who waited there.

Duterte answered some questions including his experience during the 6.5 earthquake that hit the city on Thursday morning.