Pres. Duterte was in Hong Kong Saturday, Oriental Daily News, a Hong Kong newspaper reported.
Pres. Duterte was seen at the Uniqlo store in Causeway Bay in Hongkong today , Oct. 6, at about 7:30 p.m with companion Honeylet Avanceña and daughter Kitty accompanied by about 20 Filipino and Hongkong security escorts.
We texted and called up Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque for confirmation of the President's trip to Hongkong but he didn't reply. Malacañang reporters said he told them earlier at about 5 p.m that "the President is in Davao."
The source said four of the security escorts walked closely with Bong Go, special assistant to the President. One of the Filipino bodyguards "carrying a bundle of cash" paid for the purchases of the presidential party.
The source she did not recognize Duterte right away because of the face mask he was wearing but her curiosity was aroused by the presence of many security escorts in the Men's clothing section where she was looking for an item. She realized immediately after that the masked person a few feet away from her was Duterte.
She said the presidential group went next to the Ladies section on the second floor .
This Hongkong trip comes three days after the President admitted he had undergone endoscopy and colonoscopy three weeks ago. Last Wednesday he said he was back at Cardinal Santos Hospital in San Juan for sample tissue test.
He said, “If it’s cancer, it’s cancer. And if it’s third stage, no more treatment. I will not prolong my agony in this office or anywhere.”
Here are the other Hongkong photos:
Later in the evening, Go posted in Facebook photos of the presidential entourage in Hongkong with the caption that the President needed some rest: