President Rodrigo Roa Duterte boarded his flight to Davao City at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, following the transition of power at the Malacanang Palace.
In a chance interview, Duterte refused to divulge what he and his successor, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. talked about at the Palace.
But he said he would be contented to become an ordinary citizen.
“I am too old. I have been a mayor and a vice mayor of Davao City, congressman and prosecutor. Now I am only an ordinary citizen of the Republic of the Philippines,” he told reporters at the NAIA.
“All I have to do is obey the law, even traffic rules,” he added.
Duterte said he would catch up on his well-deserved rest as he was not able to have eight hours of sleep due to hectic schedules during his term.
“I just want to go to sleep because as President, I did not sleep for eight hours, and I miss my motorcycle ride.
“I just want to see thank you to all of you for your trust for me, as a President,” he added.