Lamang ang may alam! Duterte boasts of Kitty’s fluency in Mandarin
President Rodrigo Duterte’s youngest daughter is not just fluent in English and Filipino, but she could also understand Mandarin.
Duterte boasted about the fluency of Veronica, otherwise known as Kitty, in Mandarin in his speech before recipients of certificates of land ownership award (CLOA) in Boracay Thursday (November 8).
He made the remark in the context of describing Mindanao as a melting pot of various cultures.
“Ako, nakakaintindi rin ako ng Maranao. ‘Pag minura mo ako ng Maranao, bantay ka. ‘Pag sinipa kita ‘yon alam ko. Just like my daughter, Veronica. She goes into a Catholic school run by Chinese nuns,” he said.
“Kaya ‘yang anak ko na ‘yan, marunong ‘yan magsalita. Pero kung hindi mo alam, magsalita ka ng Chinese diyan, Fookien or Mandarin, makukuha ka niyan,” Duterte added.
The President has three other children from his former wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman: Sara, Paolo and Sebastian.