Baste joins dad, President Duterte, in Moscow trip
MOSCOW, Russia — For the first time, President Duterte’s youngest son Sebastian joined his father in an official overseas trip.
The 29-year-old Sebastian Duterte, also called “Baste,” joined Mr. Duterte on board his chartered flight to Moscow, Malacañang photos showed.
Also accompanying the President are his partner Honeylet Avanceña and their daughter Veronica or Kitty.
Sebastian, the sporty, tattooed son of the President who is now a TV travel show host, has been at the end of public ribbing from his father.
Mr. Duterte had teased Sebastian about the women in his life and once jokingly said he wished his youngest son had joined the Philippine Military Academy so that he could have been beaten up there.
The President, during one speech, also took the opportunity to ask his son to go home and see his children.
Sebastian has two children with model Kate Necesario. He also dated actress Ellen Adarna.
The President arrived in Moscow late Monday (early Tuesday in Manila) for a four-day official visit.
He was welcomed at the Vnukovo Airport-2 by Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khoavaev and Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Vladimirovich Morgulov.
While in Moscow, the President will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in an effort to invigorate the modest ties between the two countries.
Mr. Duterte will also speak before Russian businessmen to entice them to invest in the Philippines. He will also speak before members of the Filipino community. SFM/rga
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