Basta may pang sine at pangpagupit lang! Duterte shares how he spent his birthdays growing up
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said he grew up celebrating his birthdays modestly.
Duterte will turn 74 on March 28.
At the PDP-Laban rally, the chief executive said his mother would just cook chicken and give him money to watch a movie and get a new haircut.
“Talagang mahirap lang talaga kami. I’m a son of a of a poor man. You know as far as I can remember at that time, every time mag-birthday ako sabihin lang ng nanay ko na, ‘Nak, bigyan lang kita pang-sine ha. Tapos magpatay lang tayo ng manok’. Iyong ugis ang tawag nila sa Bisaya, puti. Putulin ‘yung … slit ‘yung throat tapos ilagay ‘yung dugo dito parang cross,” according to him.
“And that was it for the day. Tapos manood ako ng sine. Magpagupit ka na tapos mag-sine. Ganun ‘yan every — as far as I can remember, ganun palagi. Sine lang,” he added.
This year, Duterte said he will spend his birthday sleeping at home and bonding with his children and grandchildren in Davao City.