By: Elena Grace Flores
During the campaign, Duterte had said that should he win, he wouldn’t want to stay at Malacañan Palace — which has a lot of ghosts he said and a “symbol of oppression.” He was considering shuttling back and forth from Davao to Manila in a daily basis – rather than stay in the highly-congested Metro Manila.
The President’s eldest child clarified this based on present situation. Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte said that his father found a middle ground between staying in Manila and going back to his hometown. He elaborated that the President still wants to shuttle from Davao to Manila but only every three days.
Presidential Security Group or PSG Commander Col. Rolando Bautista had previously said that shuttling from Davao to Manila daily would be too risky for the President but adjustments in security protocols could be made based on the President’s wishes.