Veronica Kitty Duterte with President Rodrigo Duterte
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If you have been following the sorties of Presumptive President Rodrigo Duterte in Youtube videos and in the news, you can’t help but notice a young lady who often interrupted him in the middle of his speech. She is Veronica “Kitty” Duterte, his daughter with his common-law-wife, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña.

Kitty as she is fondly called is often seen bravely walking up the stage to her father under the gaze of thousands of people. In the middle of his speech she whispers to him reminders like the lack of time or important items of his platform like continuing the popular Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program or 4Ps he forgot to mention.

Veronica Kitty Duterte
Photo Credit: Kris Abegail Guanzon

“Loving, caring, funny.” That’s how Kitty Duterte describes his father when she was asked how Mayor Rody Duterte is as a father and agreed to the fact that his father is totally opposite of what many of his critics sees at him.

“Are you afraid of your father when you see him on TV,” the interviewer asked.  Kitty Duterte shooked her head. When asked why, she said she and her father happens to have similar attitude.


She was also interviewed during her father’s campaign rally in Lipa, Batangas last April by Rappler.  “I feel tired but we have to support him,” Kitty Duterte told Rappler when asked about her experience while helping him campaign in different areas in the country. But what happens if her father does not follow her advice? “I don’t talk to him and then he’ll hug me and say, ‘I’m sorry.’” she said, adding that she is very thankful to all the supporters.

She then was asked if she thinks that Mayor Duterte will be a good president? “He loves the country and he will take care of the people, he will take care of the Filipinos,” was her reply.

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