DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – There’s maternity leave, and paternity leave. In the Philippines, there is also a lolo leave (grandfather leave.)
Today, President Duterte took a leave of absence, his first since assuming office last July, to visit his new-born grandson.
Duterte’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte gave birth to a baby boy on Thursday, according to a photo posted by her husband, lawyer Mans Carpio, on Instagram.
Stonefish, the couple’s third child, was born at 12:56 p.m. Duterte was pregnant with triplets but lost two to miscarriage.
The proud lolo was seen all smiles as he visited the nursery.
It wasn’t clear whether the presidents’ leave of absence was with or without pay.
Knowing the president though, that lolo leave probably lasted just a couple of hours and he is now back at work.
Congratulations to the proud grandpa!