Marco Polo Hotel, Davao
January 21, 2017
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte attended the Ateneo de Davao High School Class 1961 reunion held in Marco Polo Hotel, Davao City.
Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos ‘Sonny’ Dominguez received the President upon his arrival, while Assistant Secretary Nathaniel ‘Neil’ Dalumpines from the Office of the President on Mindanao Concerns welcomed the guests and participants to the said event.
Asec. Dalumpines proudly said that their batch produced a lot of professionals from various fields — such as the arts, medicine, and government — the most important of which is the Chief Executive of the Republic of the Philippines.
In his informal speech, President Duterte expressed his gratitude towards his batch mates, saying, “I am grateful to God that I have lived this far in our lives, and on our generation that we were able to meet again, renew acquaintances, friendship… It’s a sentimental one, still good as any other to meet you time I have traveled almost 7 months to the Presidency and I am thankful for your help and support in the demands in my struggle to be President. Frankly, I didn’t expect to win.”
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