Baste Duterte delivers emotional speech at Cebu thanksgiving party
“YOU are my number one idol.”
This was the touching message of Sebastian Duterte to his father Rodrigo Duterte at a thanksgiving party for his dad in Cebu on Wednesday night.
In a video aired on GMA News, the younger Duterte, known as “Baste,” recalled the time when his father asked him who his idol was.
“When I was younger, tinanong ako ni Papa. Sa panahon ngayon, I want to go back in time, he asked me sino ang aking number one idol? Sabi ko, si Michael Jordan. Pa, I want to tell you now, my answer was wrong. Ikaw talaga ang number one idol ko,” a teary-eyed Baste told the crowd at the Cebu Country Club.
The 28-year old bachelor said he has always looked up to his father.
“Kahit ganito lang ako, I would not be the person who I am right now if not for you. I have always looked up to you. Kahit ganito lang ako, Pa,” he said.
The presidential son, who is now a social media hunk, reminded Filipinos, especially the youth, to not to be driven by money.
“When it comes to our responsibilities as Filipinos, pag mauuna ang pera sa ating utak at bumababa sa ating puso, talo talaga tayo,” he said.
In a previous INQUIRER article, Baste said he stayed away from politics but has appeared in his father’s campaign sorties to help him.
Baste is the youngest son of Duterte to his former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman. His sister, Sara, is Davao City’s incoming mayor while his brother Paolo is the city’s vice-mayor.
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