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LOOK: Duterte visits parents’ tomb in Davao cemetery

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 02:41 PM November 02, 2016
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President Rodrigo Duterte visits his parents’ resting place at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. He is accompanied by his youngest son Sebastian Duterte. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday night visited the tomb of his parents at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in his hometown Davao City.

Duterte, who was accompanied by his son Sebastian, arrived around 10:30 p.m.

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The President bowed on his parents’ grave and kissed the marble casing.

Asked by reporters if he would like to be buried at the heroes’ cemetery if the time comes, he said he’d rather be buried beside his father former Gov. Vicente Duterte and mother Soledad Duterte.

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“The greatest honor a man can have is to be buried from where he came from. Katabi nanay at tatay ko (Beside my mother and father’s tomb),” he said.

Duterte usually visits the graves of his parents on All Saints’ Day, on their death anniversaries and on their birthdays.

After his insurmountable lead during the May elections, the former Davao City mayor visited his parents’ tomb and wept uncontrollably.

READ: Duterte weeps at parents’ tomb, pleads for guidance

The President wept as he was heard asking for help and guidance. RAM

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President Rodrigo Duterte visits his parents’ resting place at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. He is accompanied by his youngest son Sebastian Duterte. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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President Rodrigo Duterte joins Filipinos in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints’ Day). He visits his parents’ grave at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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President Rodrigo Duterte joins Filipinos in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints’ Day). He visits his parents’ grave at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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President Rodrigo Duterte joins Filipinos in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints’ Day). He visits his parents’ grave at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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President Rodrigo Duterte visits his parents’ resting place at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. He is accompanied by his youngest son Sebastian Duterte. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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President Rodrigo Duterte visits his parents’ resting place at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. He is accompanied by his youngest son Sebastian Duterte. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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President Rodrigo Duterte joins Filipinos in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints’ Day). He visits his parents’ grave at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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President Rodrigo Duterte accommodates the press at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. The President, accompanied by his youngest son Sebastian Duterte, visits his parents’ grave in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints’ Day) . SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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President Rodrigo Duterte accommodates the press at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. The President, accompanied by his youngest son Sebastian Duterte, visits his parents’ grave in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints’ Day) . SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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Sebastian Duterte, youngest son of President Rodrigo Duterte, accompanies his father at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1 to visit the grave of their departed loved ones. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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Sebastian Duterte, youngest son of President Rodrigo Duterte, accompanies his father at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1 to visit the grave of their departed loved ones. SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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President Rodrigo Duterte accommodates the press at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1. The President, accompanied by his youngest son Sebastian Duterte, visits his parents’ grave in the traditional observance of Undas (All Saints’ Day) . SIMEON CELI/ Presidential Photo

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