Two of President Durterte’s four children have confirmed they won’t attend their father’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SoNA) on Monday, 22 July.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is on a 60-day “special medical leave” because of a “gyne condition” while Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte would rather just watch on television as he has to attend a regular session at the city hall the following day.
The First Daughter was also absent during the first SoNA in 2016 because of medical reasons. She subsequently suffered a miscarriage two months later, losing two of her triplets.
“It’s tiring to go back to Davao early and then attend the regular session,” said the vice mayor in a media briefing. (With a report from davaotoday.com)