MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte went on an unannounced trip to Hong Kong on Saturday, October 6.
In a Facebook post on Saturday night, Special Assistant to the President Bong Go uploaded photos of him with the President in Hong Kong. They were joined by Duterte’s common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña, and daughter Kitty.
“Kailangan ding magpahinga ng Pangulo (The President also has to rest),” Go said in the post.
Duterte will be back in the country on Sunday, October 7. (READ: Duterte leaves for private Malaysia trip)
Go’s other photos showed Duterte shopping for clothes.
Duterte’s unannounced overseas trip came days after his hospital visit on Wednesday, October 3. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque earlier denied having any information that Duterte visited the hospital.
Duterte himself confirmed his hospital visit when he spoke to members of the Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association in Malacañang on Thursday, October 4. Later that day, the President presided over a military-police command conference. – Rappler.com