Sara Duterte to skip pa’s first Sona
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte will skip the first State of the Nation Address (Sona) of her father, President Rodrigo Duterte after being advised by her doctors to get some rest.
Jefry Tupas, Davao City Information Officer, said the younger Duterte went to St. Luke’s Hospital for a medical check-up upon her arrival in Manila on Monday morning.
“She was advised complete rest at least for a couple of days by her doctor. But there is nothing to worry [about]. The mayor is doing well now,” Tupas said in a statement.
Duterte will instead be represented by her husband, lawyer Manases Carpio.
“That she will not able to attend the Sona is something that the mayor deeply regrets as she wants to be with the President during this very important occasion and proud moment for the Filipinos and the Philippines,” Tupas said.
The Davao City Mayor is supposed to represent her mother, Elizabeth Zimmerman, and her brothers Vice Mayor Paolo and Sebastian.
“The mayor reiterates her earlier statement that the President’s Sona should detail how the promise of change made during the campaign will be fulfilled, and how this promise can eventually create meaningful changes and developments in the lives of the Filipinos and the Philippines,” Tupas said. CDG
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