DAVAO CITY – Presumptive President-elect and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will formally receive well-wishers at the privately-owned clubhouse of Matina Enclaves residential condominium here on Monday.
Peter Laviña, spokesperson of the Duterte camp, said he was not sure if the mayor would be meeting the public. He said Monday has been set for those who have scheduled ahead. They are expected to be members of the diplomatic community based in Davao, business groups and local leaders.
Those scheduled to have audience with him are only well-wishers who have made appointments with the mayor through his executive assistant, Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go.
Laviña said it is only Go who has the list of the appointments. He advised the press to be aware of the tight security in the area since it is a private property.
Duterte will also meet the press in the afternoon.
Duterte has kept himself away from the public eye after the election day on May 9.
Go earlier said the mayor was resting because of fatigue after a grueling three-month national campaign. It was also the time for him to spend with his family last week.
It was learned that some Presidential Security Guards have been in Davao City to arrange security protocols.
The Davao City Police Office has beefed up the security of Duterte pending his proclamation and until the PSG takes over.(PNA / By Lilian C. Mellejor)