Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City
April 5, 2018
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, together with former President and current Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, graced the “Salu-Salo Kasama Ang Ating Mahal Na Pangulo,” an intimate gathering of friends, political allies and government officials from the three branches of government, celebrating the President’s 73rd birthday on March 28 and the former President’s 71st birthday that coincided with the occasion held at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Pasay City.
In his message, the President reiterated several of the government’s programs and initiatives, which include its quest to fight drugs and corruption, and to install peace with armed separatist groups under his term. The President also recognized the country’s strong ties with China and Russia, underscoring how these two countries showed sincerity in extending its help during the Marawi crisis and its rehabilitation.
Ending his speech, the President serenaded the former President with a birthday song.
Organized by Lone District Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Q. Velasco, the President was likewise serenaded with original Pinoy music (OPM) classics by high caliber concert artists Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Jed Madela and Lani Misalucha.
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