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Citizen Duterte goes malling in Makati, gets idolized by crowds like a rock star

/ 06:57 PM June 30, 2022
Former President Rodrigo Duterte at a posh mall in Makati. Image from

Former President Rodrigo Duterte at a posh mall in Makati. Image from M M Licas Dionisio / Facebook

MANILA, Philippines — Shortly after the departure honors for him in Malacañang, former President Rodrigo Duterte went to a posh mall in Makati City to unwind, where he received a rock star-level reception from crowds.

Before stepping down from office at noon on Thursday, Duterte met with his successor, newly-elected President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., at the Palace.

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Marcos paid a courtesy call on Duterte and witnessed the departure honors before his inauguration at the National Museum in Manila City.

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Duterte no longer attended the oath-taking of his successor.

Later, social media users posted photos of Duterte at a mall.

Pres. Duterte spotted at a mall in Makati. Images c/o M M Licas Dionisio / Facebook

Pres. Duterte spotted at a mall in Makati. Images c/o M M Licas Dionisio / Facebook

According to one individual, he saw the president at the mall and took photos of him around noon.

Pres. Duterte spotted at a mall in Makati. Images c/o John Vincent Patinga

Images c/o John Vincent Patinga

Duterte is set to return to his hometown in Davao City within the day via a commercial flight, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon shared.

Earlier, Duterte said that he would hunt for criminals and teach in his hometown after his six-year term ended.

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