Take 2 with Ninang Sara! Velasco’s daughter to be christened again in Davao City
A few weeks after hosting a grand banquet for his newest princess, Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco and his wife Wen will be bringing the christening celebration for their daughter Sara in President Rodrigo Duterte’s bailiwick in Davao City.
Politiko learned that the Velasco couple will host another party to celebrate the christening of their youngest daughter in the President’s hometown this coming Saturday, October 19.
The event reportedly includes the reenactment of Baby Sara’s baptismal rite in one of the major churches in Davao City which is expected to be graced this time by the President’s daughter, Mayor Sara Duterte.
Mayor Duterte, one of the godparents listed during Baby Sara’s christening, was a no-show during the September 22 event held in Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City.
The non-appearance by the President’s kin during the said event earlier fuelled speculations that the Mayor Duterte and the Marinduque solon had a fallout after the Velasco couple agreed to the term sharing agreement for the House leadership following the heavily contested speakership race last July.
The younger Duterte and her political entity, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) has opposed the term sharing agreement for the House leadership designed by the chief executive between Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Velasco using the “15-21” formula.
An insider told Politiko that the HNP chair and the Velasco couple finally reconciled this month after the latter visited Mayor Duterte in her residence in Davao City.
The Velasco couple also decided to reenact the baptismal ceremony for their daughter after being flaked by some members of the clergy since the Baby Sara’s christening was done by Catholic priests inside a five-star hotel and not within the church’s premises.