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Arnell Ignacio talked about the private dinner of President Duterte with celebrities

Actor Arnell Ignacio revealed details about President Rodrigo Duterte’s private dinner with several celebrities at Malacanang Palace.

Before the election day last May 13, a private dinner happened at the Palace which was organized by Honeylet Avancena, the partner of the President.

Several prominent personalities in the entertainment industry attended the event.

Arnell Ignacio
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One of them was former OWWA official Arnell Ignacio. During a recent radio interview, he revealed a few details that happened during the dinner.

He said that it is true that he and comedienne Ai-Ai Delas Alas joked about the reason behind the event.

They jokingly said to their fellow celebrities that it was intended for the revelation of the showbiz personalities who are included in the narcolist.

“Lahat kasi sila nagtatanong. Eh tanong sila nang tanong bakit sila naimbita. Eh kami ni AiAi ang magkasama. So, nagbibiro kami na alam mo kaya naimbita kasi dito ia-announce ang ano..ang narco-list,” Arnell revealed.

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Then, he also shared that the Malacanang protocol officers had a hard time in handling the celebrities during the event.

“Ang nakakatuwa pang eksena dun, ang Malacañang, lalo na yung sa Malacañang protocols, hindi sanay sa maingay, lipatan nang lipatan ng silya, tsikahan nang tsikahan,” he said.

Aside from this, there were also some celebrities who sat on the chair of the President, based on the article from Pang-Masa.

“Yun pa ang nakakatawa, ang daming upo nang upo dun sa upuan ng presidente. Tapos, lapit na naman sila, ‘ah hindi po puwede diyan kay presidente po diyan. Ay sorry, sorry, sabi nila. Ang daming nauupo dun sa upuan ni presidente,” Arnell Ignacio shared.

Though it was vague why the private dinner was organized, he said that when the President’s partner spoke, he understood that it was meant to express gratitude to celebrities.

“Si Presidente…alam mo ang nakuha kong impression dun, parang nagpapasalamat si Presidente na ang daming mga artistang hindi sumusuporta sa kanya, gusto niyang pasalamatan itong grupo na nagbigay ng suporta sa kanya,” Arnell shared.

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