Malacañan Palace
August 30, 2016

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte welcomed the four-year old boy Ethan Richmond and his family in Malacañang as they paid him a courtesy call.

Ethan, who came with his mother and aunt, had a very light and fun conversation with the President. “I am so glad I am here,” Ethan said as he expressed his gratefulness to finally meet President Duterte in person. The President replied, “This is my office. It’s called the People’s Palace.”

Ethan entertained President Duterte by singing Sitsiritsit, a Filipino folk song, and Tatlong Bibe, a famous children’s song in the country.

The Filipino-British boy and his family who are based in England are currently in the Philippines for a vacation. His video wherein he pretended that he was calling President Duterte over the phone and asking him to get rid of the bad guys and put them to jail, has gone viral online at the height of the campaign period in April this year.

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