Duterte surprised many shoppers when he went to a fancy mall last December 4, 2017, in Makati, but unknown to many, the President’s trip to the mall was only a side trip. He had come from “unannounced” visits to poor and sick people — mostly infants — confined in different hospitals.
According to the report of RMN.PH, the “unannounced visit” in Hospicio de San Jose, Fabella and Mary Johnston Hospital was the President’s decision so he could visit the sick children and give them early Christmas gifts.
Duterte visits Mary Johnston Hospital in Tondo, Manila.
There was no media coverage because the visits, which Roque called the President’s “Christmas activity,” weren’t on Duterte’s official schedule.
Some of the patients’ relatives said that President Duterte handed out toys to sick kids and groceries to their parents.
The President even sang to severely ill children and made a promise to shoulder the bills and other necessities in the hospital.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. said, President Duterte also visited Hospicio de San Jose but did not give any details regarding their unannounced visit.
“I wasn’t even supposed to say that he visited the poor and the sick yesterday. It was supposed to be confidential and I don’t know if I should even be discussing what he did yesterday, but in the interest of transparency,” Roque said.
Apparently, on the same day, the President went viral on social media after he was spotted in Greenbelt mall in Makati City.
According to Secretary Bong Go, the mall visit was also not on the President’s schedule.
Duterte only bought a backpack for the magazines of his gun, then people mob around him like a famous rock star.
Apparently, when Duterte was mayor of Davao City, he often went around hospitals, orphanages and health centers spreading Christmas cheer to children afflicted with cancer and patients in charity wards every December.
This just shows that Duterte really loves his fellow Filipinos and would go help others without making announcements. A real President that do good deeds even without medias around.
Via: Pinoy Scooper