PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will be home for Christmas.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said the President, like most Filipinos, is expected to spend a simple Christmas celebration with his family and friends in his hometown, Davao City.
Roque said the President will also spend time with his supporters, who prefer to go to his home every Christmas.
"Like all Filipinos, he will be with his family and loved ones. He will be in Davao because first of all, his fellow Davaoeños have been used to visit him. He has so many visitors," Roque told Palace reporters on Thursday, December 21.
"When it comes to Christmas, we all practice the same thing. It's really a time for family," he added.
This coming December 25 is Duterte's second time to celebrate Christmas as the country's president.
Last year, the President also welcomed Christmas in his home in Davao City with his family and friends.
Duterte, who assumed presidency in June 2016, spends his weekends in Davao City and returns to Manila on weekdays for work.
Roque said Duterte will also visit cancer-stricken patients in his home province, which he regularly does every Christmas. (Ruth Abbey Gita / SunStar Philippines)