It is a common knowledge that the Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte endear children so much, so when an email from an 11 years old student reached him through his special assistant, Christopher “Bong” Go, he happily obliged and did the kid’s request.
The letter, as posted by Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol in his facebook page was from a young boy named Andre Gabriel, from Fresno, California, USA. And it reads:
“My name is Andre Gabriel Custodio Esteban from Fresno, CA, USA. I am 11 years old and in 6th grade at Fresno Adventist Academy. I am a proud Filipino and I really like you as our president and I wish to meet you someday,” read the letter personally written by him.
He added: “I am doing a Nationality report about the Philippines on Nov 15, 2017. I am interested in talking about you in my class. I know that you are very busy because you are a hardworking president. I admire you greatly. But can I ask you a special favor? Can you please send me a short video clip of you saying hello to my teacher, Mrs. Ricchiuti [Ri-kyu-ti], my classmates, and I?”
When the letter reached the president, he gladly agreed to the request according his special assistant and posted the video on his Facebook page on October 28, Saturday morning.
Here’s the video made by President Duterte as requested by Andre Esteban:
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“Good day. I would like to say hello to Mrs. Ricchiuti and [her] students in Fresno Adventist Academy in California, USA. Especially to you, Andre Esteban,” President Duterte said in the video.
After his greetings, the President even gave advice to the young boy.
“Andre, I received your letter request, and I am most happy to oblige. I am sure that you will do [a] great report about our beloved country, the Philippines. Continue being a good son and study well, and may God bless you, and your family, and all of us in this planet Earth.”
The video as of this posting already reached 218, 622 views.