President Rodrigo Duterte has recently shared about Inday
Sara and Veronica or also known as Kitty, her 14-year-old daughter.
Duterte shared about the visitors of an event that he went
on where Kitty introduced to him her male friend, a high school student who was
studying in Davao City.
The President said,
“Ang Veronica ko, nagdala ng lalaki, gusto daw ako makilala.
Sabi ko, walang problema.
“Sabi ko, ‘Ano ka ba?’ High school pa, parang mag-graduate
na, going to college.
“‘Tapos, nung usap, sabi ko, ‘Yang anak ko, kaisa-isa
‘yan sa aking asawa na si Honeylet,'” pagtukoy ng Pangulo sa kanyang
common-law wife na si Honeylet Avanceña.
“‘Mahal namin ‘yan, ngayon gusto mo akong makilala, at
least, madali kitang hanapin.’
“Sabi ko sa kanya, ‘My daughter is very young and we
love her very much.’
“You know, para sa aming mga tatay… I will not talk
about the mother because I don’t know what they are feeling of being a woman sa
anak niya, pero ako mahal ko ‘yan.
“Sabi ko, ‘Just be patient, bata pa ‘yan.’
“Sabi ko, ‘No physical. Basta huwag mong hawakan maski
kamay, okay? She’s only fourteen.’
“‘How old are you?’ Sabi niya, ‘Seventeen.’
“Sabi ko, ‘Huwag mong hawakan ang kamay. Huwag mong halikan
‘yan, hindi pa puwede at hindi sawsawan ‘yan. Huwag na huwag mong gawin.’
“Tinitingnan ko, ‘Kapag ginawa mo ‘yan… I hope that you
remember that for all time.'”
The visitors who were listening to him then laugh about the
story that the President was sharing.
The President also said that women should value their vrg1n1ty because this is the most precious gift that they can able to give to their husbands.
“Alam ko hindi na uso ‘yan. Everybody is into it at an
“Pero ako, I’m one of the remaining sa old school.
“But you know, every one generation, may culture
talaga. They have a different culture.
“With the advent of this, itong electronics, kaya na
nilang alamin ang lahat.
“If they want to see , kaya nila. Yung mga tawag nila na Rated R, kaya nilang pumasok.
“The only way we can… is constant advice, words of
“Hindi madala ang bata kung sigaw-sigawan mo, mageb3lde, at saka lumalaban talaga.”
Duterte also shared,
Itong si Sara ko rin, hindi ko pinalo ‘yan, pero paglaki,
“When she was in high school, nag-aral ‘yan ng
sh0*ting, kasama ako.
“One day, lumabas siya, may holst3r na, may dalang .45.
“Sabi ko, ‘Saan ka punta?’ Sabi niya, ‘Mamasyal.’
“Ano ba itong si Sara, tomboy ‘to? ‘Tapos, naka-motor…
“‘Yan ang mga ano sa buhay niyo na hindi mapigilan lalo
na kung nakikita nila.
“Kapag nakita ng mga anak mo na may tattoo ka, nung
nagpa-tattoo lahat sila, hindi ko mapigilan.
“‘Yan ang learning process ng buhay, so it’s kind of
hard to raise up a son or daughter nowadays.
“Sabi ko nga, the world is so open to them and they
have access to everything.
“Would you believe it—I hope you’d believe it, it’s
true—I have not talked to Inday outside of yung birthday ng nanay or ni yaya,
she does not talk to me.
“She does not consult me at yung siya yung
nagpa-plaster ngayon kung sino ang tatakbo dito, siya yung mayor, yung kapatid
“‘Tapos, yung bunso namin, sabi niya, ‘Ikaw ang vice
“‘Tapos sasabihin ni Sebastian, ‘Te, ayoko man ‘yan,
“‘Sinabi nang ikaw yung vice mayor na, e.’
“‘Sige na lang, ‘te, sorry ‘te.’
Sara, Paolo, and Sebastian or most commonly known as Baste
was the children of the President to his former wife name Elizabeth Zimmerman.