President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner, Honeylet Avanceña, has grown rich from her businesses that she no longer needs his money.
Duterte said Friday (July 12) that he doesn’t even know how much Avanceña was worth.
“Mayaman na siya ngayon. Ewan ko gaano kayaman. Ayaw naman sabihin. But she has already established an independent — iba ‘yung sa akin na… Hindi na siya umaasa,” he said during the Araw ng Pasasalamat for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).
Duterte said his house in Davao City was purchased with Avanceña’s money. He said his long time partner built her wealth by getting into businesses after she returned to the Philippines from the United States, where she worked as a nurse.
“‘Yung bahay namin ngayon, nakabili siya ng housing. Housing project lang. It’s near downtown but kanyang pagod ‘yan. Bili siya ng bahay at nagkaroon ng konting pera,” he said.
In previous speeches, Duterte mentioned that Avanceña owns franchise outlets of Mister Donut and meat shops.