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Duterte says his mother battled depression after husband’s death: Walang ginawa kung hindi matulog

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday shared her mother, Soledad suffered from depression after his father died.

“Noong namatay ang tatay ko at the age of 56. Ang… May mga negosyo kami pero ang negosyo puro utang. Kaya ang nanay ko hindi malaman kung anong gawain for suddenly nawala ‘yung partner niya sa buhay niya,” said Duterte in a speech delivered in Taguig.

The Chief Executive said sleeping was his mother’s way to deliberately forget things.

“Naawa ako sa nanay ko. She got into a depression for about four months. Walang ginawa kung hindi matulog. Iyon ang signs ng depression eh. Iyong sige tulog nang tulog. So maybe they want to forget their worries,” according to him.

“I don’t know if I have one but sa karaming magagandang babae dito, matanda man o bata, hindi ako talaga magkaroon ng depression kailanman. Titignan ko lang kayo nang ganun, sasabihin ko, “Kay gandang bata yata ma’am noong bata ka pa,” he joked to lighten the mood.

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