By: Elena Grace Flores
Despite the “can’t get it up” jokes on President Rodrigo Duterte, he is blessed with two beautiful families. One from the ex wife Elizabeth Zimmerman and the other is from long-time partner, Cielito or Honeylet Avanceña . Duterte was seen with his partner and their daughter just prior to the inauguration at Malacañang.
Their 12-year-old-daughter Veronica or Kitty as they call her held the Bible while her father was being sworn in. Avanceña, was a beauty queen and a nurse who has lived with Duterte long before his marriage with former wife failed. Their marriage was annulled in 2000.
Zimmerman and her three children with Duterte; Davao City Mayor Sara, Vice Mayor Paolo, and Sebastian were all present in the ceremonies. Paolo displayed a photo of Duterte’s immediate family inside Malacañang without Avanceña and her daughter, but he explained that Duterte, Avanceña, and their daughter also have their own family picture which was taken separately.