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Sabotage? Invitation for Marcos’ birthday bash didn’t reach Duterte – report

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The family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos invited President Rodrigo Duterte to attend the commemoration of his 100th birthday at the Libingan ng mga Bayani but the invitation didn’t reach him, according to a September 11 report by the Philippine Star.

Sources told reporter Edith Regalado that the invitation sent by former First Lady Imelda Marcos didn’t reach Duterte, while another source close to the President said he wasn’t invited in the first place.

Invitations were reportedly sent to politikos and foreign dignitaries.

Regardless of whether the invitation reached Duterte, he will not attend the commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani today.

The President is in Davao City and is expected to fly to Manila tonight.

According to the invitation, a mass will be held for the late dictator’s birthday, to be followed by a short program and lunch.

Despite skipping the commemoration, Duterte declared September 11 a special non-working day in Ilocos Norte for Marcos’ 100th birthday.