MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Rodrigo Duterte felt “lonely” on his first night on Monday at his official residence, the Bahay Pangarap, his spokesperson said Tuesday.
“Sabi nga niya, malungkot daw doon dahil malaki ‘yung bahay, aalog-alog, siya lang daw mag-isa. Wala daw siyang kasama,” Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella told reporters.
Duterte arrived Monday from his hometown, Davao City, where he spent his weekend.
Duterte is the second President to live at Bahay Pangarap, next to his predecessor, former President Benigno Aquino III.
It is located within the Malacañang Park. He earlier said that he does not want to stay in Malacañan Palace because of “ghosts.”
He also said he plans to shuttle between Manila and Davao City to enjoy the comforts of his own bed and his old mosquito