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Duterte to observe Holy Week with family in Davao

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte is likely to stay in his home city of Davao this Holy Week.

“Bahay, as far as I know, bahay lang,” said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo in a media briefing Tuesday.

Asked if Duterte had holiday plans with his family, Panelo said: “Wala pa akong alam. He can always change his mind.”

The President earlier signed Proclamation No. 555 declaring April 18 (Maundy Thursday) and April 19 (Good Friday) as regular holidays; and April 20 (Black Saturday) as a special non-working day.

After the Holy Week, Duterte is set to fly to China to attend the second Belt and Road forum where he is expected to discuss the issue on Chinese vessels near the islands occupied by the Philippines in the disputed South China Sea.

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