Digong Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte and his father, former President Rodrigo Duterte, paid their respects to the latter’s parents’ graves last week in Davao City.

Pulong, DU30, visit family mausoleum

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FIRST District Rep. Paolo “Pulong” Duterte and his father, former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, paid their respects to their forebearers last week in Davao City.

They visited the tombs of Vicente and Soledad Duterte at the Roman Catholic Cemetery to commemorate the former’s 111th birth anniversary. Pulong and his father lighted candles and offered prayers for their departed loved ones.

It has been the “tradition” of the Duterte family to visit the graves of their loved ones during their respective birth and death anniversaries.

Vicente Gonzales Duterte, the former President’s father, was born on November 23, 1911, in Danao, Cebu, where he had served as mayor. Vicente later became governor of the then-unified province of Davao. He was the last to serve as governor of Davao when it was still a single political entity.

Former President Duterte’s mother, Soledad, or “Nanay Soling” as she was fondly called, was a public school teacher involved in socio-civic projects in Davao.

Last November 1 and 2, the Office of Rep. Duterte in this city marked All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, respectively, by distributing about 1,000 food packs to families living near the cemetery.

According to the Davao City representative’s office, the distribution of the food packs focused on the “poorest of the poor” in Barangay 8A.

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