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Basta may pang sine at pangpagupit lang! Duterte shares how he spent his birthdays growing up

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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.

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