Pres. Rody Duterte Celebrates 73rd Birthday Modestly at Home in Davao City

The tough-talking President of the Philippines and the very first head of state from Mindanao, Pres. Rody Duterte who turns 73 today, March 28, 2018 celebrates his own birthday modestly at home in Davao City. The birthday celebration of Pres. Duterte at home was confirmed by no less than the Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher "Bong" Go.


SAP Bong Go stated that "Mayor Rody will be celebrating his birthday at home, with his family. He has never been known to throw lavish birthday parties even when he was mayor of Davao City,” Go said in a statement. “Prayers from his well-wishers during his birthday would surely make him very happy,” he added.

During the previous years, the 73-year-old President avoided birthday celebration and fanfare, and opted instead to spend his birthday privately with his family in Davao City. On the eve of his 73rd birthday, the President started receiving some wishes, such as good health and long life, from some Cabinet members.



Aside from the numerous greetings from the followers and supporters of Pres. Rody Duterte on social media, the President also got a special message from Chinese President Xi Jinping who became the first world leader to extend his sincere congratulations and best wishes to the President.

In his congratulatory letter, President Xi noted the “turnaround” of the relationship between the Philippines and China which are “being further consolidated and deepened.”

“Our bilateral relations have enjoyed ongoing betterment and improvement and reaped productive outcomes, which brought tangible benefits to our two peoples and promoted peace and stability of the region,” the Chinese leader said his letter.

The President of China also cited their meeting “on quite a few occasions” during which they “reached important consensus on advancing China-Philippines relations and deepening practical cooperation, and set the course for the future growth of our bilateral relations.”



“I attach great significance to the growth of China-Philippines relations, and stand ready to work with you to carry forward sustained and in-depth growth of China-Philippines relations and bring about more benefits to our countries and peoples,” said Xi.

SAP Bong Go for his part said he wishes the President "long and healthy life," so he could continue to serve the nation. He also hoped that Duterte would have more years to spend time with his family and loved ones.

The most trusted aide of Pres. Duterte also noted that "To my adviser, my mentor, and my boss, isang maligayang kaarawan po sainyo!” the President’s aide said.

Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Martin Andanar also wished more blessings for the President, as he paid tribute to “the man for people.”

“A grateful people celebrate his seventy-third year and pray that he be blessed for more,” Andanar said in a statement titled “Blessed be the man.”“We pray that our president be blessed with more years, strong health and the wisdom of fine age,” he added.

Source: PNA

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