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Ibalik ang nakaraan? Rody teases DA USec: Gusto mong dagdagan ng Duterte pangalan mo?

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President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to be in a jovial mood Saturday (November 18) as he teased a Department of Agriculture official once linked to him if she would like to have his surname.

At the start of his speech at the launch of the Department of Agriculture’s partnership with Ayala Malls, Duterte asked Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat: “Gusto mo dagdagan natin ng Duterte?”

His remark drew laughter from the crowd in Davao City.

Puyat, a widow, was linked to Duterte after photos of them holding hands at an event surfaced in 2015.

Duterte, then the mayor of Davao City, even quipped in the run up to the 2016 elections that Puyat was his ideal first lady because she was “dignified.”