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1:49 PM January 21, 2019

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1:50 PM January 21, 2019

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President Duterte, Bong Go Pays Respect To Henry Sy Sr.

PRESIDENT DUTERTE – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Bong Go visited the wake of the businessman Henry Sy Sr.

Lawyer and politician Rodrigo Duterte was hailed as the President of the Philippines last 2016. The Davaoeño politician was a former a mayor in Davao City.

Duterte gathered a lot of praise from lots of Filipinos for being a strict and military style of governing his city. His campaign against drug dealers has sparked a controversial issue against him.

President Duterte
Photo Source: ABS-CBN News

President Duterte also bashers regarding his insults towards the priest and bishops in the country. He vocally stated that he was against the solicitations of the church to the Filipino people.

Following a previous article, Lito Atienza spoke about Duterte’s attack on the clergy. He advised Duterte to stop attacking the church and just focus on his job as a president.

henry sy wake
Photo Source: Rappler @RalfRivas Twitter

Meanwhile, President Duterte visited the wake of the richest man in the Philippines, Henry Sy. He was accompanied by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Bong Go and his spokesperson Bong Go.

Duterte and his company were welcomed by the late businessman’s children: SM Prime Holdings chairman Hans Sy, SM Development Corporation CEO Henry Sy Jr., SM Prime Holdings chairman Hans Sy, SM Investments Exec. Director Harley Sy, SM Prime director Herbert Sy, and SM Investments board adviser Elizabeth Sy.

President Duterte on Henry sy wake
Photo Source: Rappler @RalfRivas Twitter

The generous philanthropist, Henry Sy, died at the age of 94 last Saturday morning, January 19. One of his sons disclosed that his father died on his sleep.

The Chinese-Filipino businessman was recorded as the richest man in the Philippines since 2005. President Duterte didn’t miss to sympathize to the Sy family and thank him for giving a lot of Filipino jobs.

President Duterte on Henry sy wake 1
Photo Source: Inquirer

Netizens expressed their thoughts on the photo posted on ABS-CBN’s Facebook account. Here are some of their comments on the post:

@Rowena Tabat Saron: “Ka simple lang ng coffin niya…the #12 richest man in the world.. may you rest in peace”

@Jonas Alarcon: “Laking tulong ang naiambag sa ekonomiya ng bansa..dahil sa kanyang negosyo libolibo ang nabigyan ng trabaho”

@Coyie Tiangson: “Because of you, many people are employed. Thanks mR. Henry Sy”

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