PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte was in Negros Occidental Thursday night, April 19, confirmed Friday by Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.
He said the country’s top chief executive had dinner with the Yanson family in their house at Ayala North Point in Talisay City.
This was the second time the president made a surprise visit to the province.
He also visited the Yanson family two months ago.
Lacson said Duterte was with Special Assistant Christopher “Bong” Go.
They arrived at 11 p.m. from Manila and left at 4 a.m. Friday for Davao.
“He just had dinner upon the invitation of the Yanson family. There was no special occasion,” the vice governor said.
The vice governor said he was the only local official who was present at the dinner with the president.
Lacson also said Duterte will be coming back to the province next month for the groundbreaking ceremony of the housing program for the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
"The president was served ‘lutong bahay' for dinner because that's his favorite," Lacson said.
He said they didn’t talk about politics, either local or national.
"Definitely, there was no politics discussed in the dining table. We only talked about current events. I did ask him about the connectivity of Negros Occidental, Guimaras, and Panay and he assured us it is part of the ‘Build, Build, Build’ program,” the vice governor.
The president was invited to the ongoing Panaad sa Negros Festival but he did not arrive for the activity. (TDE)