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HONEYLET, DAUGHTER KITTY NOT IN FIRST FAMILY PORTRAIT


JULY 3 -Duterte Portrait -DAVAO City Vice Mayor Paolo “Pulong” Duterte has explained the absence of Cielito “Honeylet” Avancena and her daughter Veronica in the official family portrait OF the First Family. “To everybody questioning the whereabouts of Ms. Avanceña and Kitty Duterte they have their own family picture,” said Pulong Duterte, on Facebook. On June 30, Malacanang released the official family portrait of the First Family that was taken in the Palace after the inauguration of President Duterte.
Among those who joined the photo session were Duterte’s former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman, their children Paolo, Davao City Mayor Inday Sara, and Sebastian, grandchildren, and the President’s sister. President Duterte, 71, was married to flight attendant Elizabeth Zimmerman for 27 years. Their marriage was annulled in 2000. They have three kids Paolo, Sara, and Sebastian. Duterte had a string of relationships. But Duterte decided to stay with Avancena, a former beauty queen from Valenzuela. They have a 12-year-old daughter named Veronica, also known as Kitty. President Duterte and Avancena are not yet married. But Avancena said in an exclusive interview on ABS-CBN that she is still hopeful she will walk down the aisle with the President. READ MORE...

ALSO: Duterte’s families arrive separately in Malacañang


JUNE 30 -President Rodrigo Duterte arrived at the Malacañan Palace on Thursday with his partner Honeylet Avanceña and youngest daughter, separately from his children with ex-wife Elizabeth Zimmerman.
This official photo from the Presidential Communications Operations Office showed Duterte arriving with partner Honeylet and their daughter, Veronica. Duterte's children with his former wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman, arrived separately in Malacañang. Duterte and Honeylet stayed in a hotel in Pasig City while Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte and his siblings from the Zimmerman side stayed in a hotel in Parañaque. Duterte, meanwhile, posed with Elizabeth and their children during the inauguration. Before Duterte took his oath of office, his children, including Veronica, were seen together. MORE FAMILY PHOTOS...

ALSO: Elizabeth Zimmerman - Digong still takes care of me
[Considering this situation, Duterte has said that he prefers not have a first lady].


JUNE 24COMPOSITE PHOTOS OF ZIMMERMAN AND HONEYLET
Davao City (CNN Philippines) — Even though their 27-year marriage didn’t work out, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Elizabeth Zimmerman, remain good friends and he still takes care of her. Duterte has admitted that his ex-wife left him after she caught him cheating. Their marriage was annulled in 2000. It appears Zimmerman has gotten over Duterte’s womanizing and would rather keep the “happy memories” with her former husband. The former PAL flight stewardess was a special guest on Thursday at the opening of a photo exhibit by photojournalist Rene Lumawag on her ex-husband that included pictures of some of those happy times. Lumawag, who has covered Duterte for more than 30 years, was witness to the happier days of the couple. The exhibit featured photos of Zimmerman and their then-young children, Paolo, Sara, and Sebastian. Zimmerman, who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in August 2015, still takes time to show support for her ex-husband. She even skipped her treatment to help his election campaign. “He’s a very thoughtful person. And he’s taking care of me, even up to now. Even when he goes abroad, there’s always something for me," she said, giving a glimpse of the soft side of the tough-talking Davao City mayor. READ MORE...

ALSO: LOOK - Who’s who in Duterte family tree


JUNE 30 -Davao City Mayor President Rodrigo Duterte oathtaking
Rodrigo Duterte’s first oath-taking as mayor of Davao City in 1988. He is joined by wife Elizabeth, carrying Sebastian, and the young Sara, who years later also became mayor of Davao City. Photo from Davao Information Office/Compiled by Nico Alconaba, Inquirer Mindanao
President Rodrigo Duterte traces his roots to the Visayas and Mindanao. Born on March 28, 1945, in Maasin, Southern Leyte, his parents were Vicente Duterte, a lawyer from Cebu who became governor of the undivided Davao in the late 1950s, and Soledad Roa, a teacher and civic leader from Agusan del Norte. The Duterte family moved to Davao when the future President was just a young boy. The President has four siblings—Eleonor, Emmanuel, Benjamin and Jocelyn. Duterte has three children with his first wife Elizabeth Zimmerman—Paolo (incoming Davao vice mayor), Sara (incoming Davao mayor) and Sebastian. READ MORE...

ALSO: PROFILE - Who is President Rodrigo Duterte?


JUNE 29 -President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is the Philippines’ first president from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/LYN RILLON
Seventy-one-year-old Rodrigo Duterte was on his seventh term as mayor of Davao City when he was persuaded to run for the highest position in the country.
Though he has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate since 2014, it took a while before supporters and admirers convinced him to replace Martin Diño as candidate of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). Known for transforming Davao into one of the most peaceful cities in the Philippines, Duterte was in fourth place among presidential contenders when he announced his candidacy. But the mayor’s mass appeal and quirky sense of humor brought him to the top of surveys a month before the elections. READ: Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign resume  Duterte, once dubbed “The Punisher” by Time magazine, is known for his iron-fisted rule and unconventional methods of fighting crime in Davao. He has been linked to the so-called Davao Death Squad, alleged to be behind several unsolved extrajudicial killings whose victims included children and journalists. READ MORE...


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Honeylet, daughter Kitty not in First Family portrait


Duterte Portrait Duterte Portrait -DAVAO City Vice Mayor Paolo “Pulong” Duterte has explained the absence of Cielito “Honeylet” Avancena and her daughter Veronica in the official family portrait OF the First Family. “To everybody questioning the whereabouts of Ms. Avanceña and Kitty Duterte they have their own family picture,” said Pulong Duterte, on Facebook.

DAVAO CITY, JULY 4, 2016 (BULLETIN/TEMPO)  July 3, 2016 by: Robert Requintina - On June 30, Malacanang released the official family portrait of the First Family that was taken in the Palace after the inauguration of President Duterte.

Among those who joined the photo session were Duterte’s former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman, their children Paolo, Davao City Mayor Inday Sara, and Sebastian, grandchildren, and the President’s sister.

President Duterte, 71, was married to flight attendant Elizabeth Zimmerman for 27 years. Their marriage was annulled in 2000. They have three kids Paolo, Sara, and Sebastian.


Duterte had a string of relationships. But Duterte decided to stay with Avancena, a former beauty queen from Valenzuela. They have a 12-year-old daughter named Veronica, also known as Kitty.

President Duterte and Avancena are not yet married. But Avancena said in an exclusive interview on ABS-CBN that she is still hopeful she will walk down the aisle with the President.

READ MORE...

At the inauguration, Kitty held the Holy Bible for her father.

President Duterte has admitted being a womanizer. Aside from having two wives, he said that he has two girlfriends.

“Dalawa ang girlfriend ko. Gusto n’yo ako maging presidente? Kailangan n’yo malaman ang pagkatao ko,” said Duterte then, before he joined the presidential race for 2016.

Duterte also admitted that he can no longer perform well in bed because of his age.

“Noon nung bata pa ako, overnight, medyo magastos yun. Noong matanda na ako, short time, kasi napaka-short na talaga ang panahon ko. Pagkatapos ng isang kilat ’yun na ’yun. No more. Kung walang Viagra, hirap pa,” he recalled. The President has never hesitated to show his fondness for women.

Despite being a womanizer, his supporters in Davao City have lauded his programs that pushed to empower women.


GMA NEWS NETWORK

Duterte’s families arrive separately in Malacañang Published June 30, 2016 12:13pm Updated June 30, 2016 1:03pm


President Rodrigo Duterte arrived at the Malacañan Palace on Thursday with his partner Honeylet Avanceña and youngest daughter, separately from his children with ex-wife Elizabeth Zimmerman.

This official photo from the Presidential Communications Operations Office showed Duterte arriving with partner Honeylet and their daughter, Veronica.

Duterte's children with his former wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman, arrived separately in Malacañang.

Duterte and Honeylet stayed in a hotel in Pasig City while Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte and his siblings from the Zimmerman side stayed in a hotel in Parañaque.


Duterte, meanwhile, posed with Elizabeth and their children during the inauguration.

Before Duterte took his oath of office, his children, including Veronica, were seen together.

READ MORE...

During the campaigns, Duterte had said that he was planning to name Inday Sara as his First Lady, but she begged off citing her responsibilities in Davao City.


Honeylet Avancena is Rodrigo Duterte's partner-in-life after his annulled marriage to Elizabeth Abellana Zimmerman. Honeylet is currently the team manager of the Davao Lady Agilas. Duterte’s family is said to be against his presidential bid the first time. But his daughter, Sara, changed sides and shaved her head a la 2007 Britney Spears to show support for her father’s still-undecided 2016 Presidential bid. Although the COC deadline has passed, ex-presidentable Martin Diño apparently made Duterte his substitute for the position. Substitutes are given until December 10, 2015 for their final decision. by Jaime Gonzalo (GOOGLED)

Honeylet, a former nurse, had said that she is prepared to take on the role of First Lady.

She said that she would like to push the welfare of overseas Filipino workers and Filipino nurses if she becomes First Lady. —ALG, GMA News

 
CNN Philippines tours Rodrigo Duterte's humble abode. Meet Honeylet, lady of the house.
https://youtu.be/Tp_M-5ZySwQ


CNN PHILIPPINES

Elizabeth Zimmerman: Digong still takes care of me By Ina Andolong, CNN Philippines Updated 11:59 AM PHT Fri, June 24, 2016 AddThis Sharing Buttons21.7K43


COMPOSITE PHOTOS OF ZIMMERMAN AND HONEYLET

Davao City (CNN Philippines) — Even though their 27-year marriage didn’t work out, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Elizabeth Zimmerman, remain good friends and he still takes care of her.

Duterte has admitted that his ex-wife left him after she caught him cheating. Their marriage was annulled in 2000.

It appears Zimmerman has gotten over Duterte’s womanizing and would rather keep the “happy memories” with her former husband.

The former PAL flight stewardess was a special guest on Thursday at the opening of a photo exhibit by photojournalist Rene Lumawag on her ex-husband that included pictures of some of those happy times.

Lumawag, who has covered Duterte for more than 30 years, was witness to the happier days of the couple. The exhibit featured photos of Zimmerman and their then-young children, Paolo, Sara, and Sebastian.

Zimmerman, who was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in August 2015, still takes time to show support for her ex-husband. She even skipped her treatment to help his election campaign.

“He’s a very thoughtful person. And he’s taking care of me, even up to now. Even when he goes abroad, there’s always something for me," she said, giving a glimpse of the soft side of the tough-talking Davao City mayor.

READ MORE...

Zimmerman also provided an insight into the character of the man who will lead 100 million Filipinos for the next six years, saying the next president is his own man and “doesn’t take advice.”

“He has his own mind and he also has his own decision. Maybe he will listen but it is always his decision,” she said.

Among their children, Sara is Duterte’s favorite, she said.

When their children fight, Zimmerman said Duterte would always take the side of Daddy’s girl and punish the boys even if Sara was really at fault.

“Si Baste o si Paolo is the one to be blamed,” she said.

Related: Meet the new First Family

Duterte displayed his continuing affection for Zimmerman when he took time off his hectic campaign schedule to drop by Cebu on April 15 when Zimmerman celebrated her 64th birthday a day late.

He arrived with two bouquets of flowers and led the singing of the birthday song. He then kissed Zimmerman on the lips to the delight and cheers of the crowd, including Sara and Paolo.

And what was his wish for his former wife? "Good health,” he replied. “And may she live for a thousand years. Okay na siguro yun, 1,000 years?”

On Duterte's common-law wife


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At the inauguration ceremonies, Zimmerman said she prefers to be seated away from Duterte’s common-law wife, Honeylet Avanceña, with whom he has a 12-year- old daughter, Veronica.

She said she will request the Presidential Management Staff to arrange the seating that way. “We sit separately with my children and with my grandchildren so they could sit also separately," she said.

Related: The woman behind the next President
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She's the woman behind the next President: Honeylet Avanceña, Rodrigo Duterte's common-law wife.

Considering this situation, Duterte has said that he prefers not have a first lady.

Also watch: The reluctant presidential son

By Ina Andolong


INQUIRER

LOOK: Who’s who in Duterte family tree @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 04:45 AM June 30th, 2016


Davao City Mayor President Rodrigo Duterte oathtaking

Rodrigo Duterte’s first oath-taking as mayor of Davao City in 1988. He is joined by wife Elizabeth, carrying Sebastian, and the young Sara, who years later also became mayor of Davao City. Photo from Davao Information Office/Compiled by Nico Alconaba, Inquirer Mindanao

President Rodrigo Duterte traces his roots to the Visayas and Mindanao.

Born on March 28, 1945, in Maasin, Southern Leyte, his parents were Vicente Duterte, a lawyer from Cebu who became governor of the undivided Davao in the late 1950s, and Soledad Roa, a teacher and civic leader from Agusan del Norte.

The Duterte family moved to Davao when the future President was just a young boy. The President has four siblings—Eleonor, Emmanuel, Benjamin and Jocelyn. Duterte has three children with his first wife Elizabeth Zimmerman—Paolo (incoming Davao vice mayor), Sara (incoming Davao mayor) and Sebastian.

READ MORE...

The 25-year marriage of Zimmerman and Duterte was annulled in 1998. The President has another daughter, Veronica, with his current partner Honeylet Avanceña.

Duterte family tree

For more stories, photos and videos on President Rodrigo Duterte’s term as the country’s 16th President, visit The Duterte Administration special website at http://www.inquirer.net/duterte. View the full Duterte inaugural commemorative issue in today’s Inquirer Libre at http://inq.ph/inquirerepaper.


INQUIRER

PROFILE: Who is President Rodrigo Duterte? By: Inquirer Research @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer 09:02 PM June 29th, 2016


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is the Philippines’ first president from Mindanao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/LYN RILLON

Seventy-one-year-old Rodrigo Duterte was on his seventh term as mayor of Davao City when he was persuaded to run for the highest position in the country.

Though he has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate since 2014, it took a while before supporters and admirers convinced him to replace Martin Diño as candidate of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

Known for transforming Davao into one of the most peaceful cities in the Philippines, Duterte was in fourth place among presidential contenders when he announced his candidacy. But the mayor’s mass appeal and quirky sense of humor brought him to the top of surveys a month before the elections.

READ: Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign resume  

Duterte, once dubbed “The Punisher” by Time magazine, is known for his iron-fisted rule and unconventional methods of fighting crime in Davao. He has been linked to the so-called Davao Death Squad, alleged to be behind several unsolved extrajudicial killings whose victims included children and journalists.

READ MORE...

His run for the presidency was Duterte’s first time to participate in national elections. He was first elected Davao mayor in 1988 and held the position for more than two decades. He was congressman of the first district of Davao City from 1998 to 2001 and vice mayor to his daughter Sara from 2010 to 2013.

Sara is one of Duterte’s three children with his former wife Elizabeth Zimmerman. The others are sons Paolo and Sebastian. Zimmerman’s and Duterte’s 25- year marriage was annulled in 1998.

Duterte has another daughter, Veronica, with his common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña.

A law graduate from San Beda College, Duterte passed the bar examinations in 1973. He obtained a political science degree from Lyceum of the Philippines University in 1968.

Duterte served as Davao special counsel then assistant city prosecutor in the late 1970s until the early 1980s.

He was born on March 28, 1945, in Maasin, Southern Leyte, to Vicente Duterte, who was governor of the undivided Davao in the late 1950s, and Soledad Roa, a teacher and civic leader.

SOURCES: CONGRESS.GOV.PH AND INQUIRER ARCHIVES


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