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Duterte: Call Imee Marcos as 'Josefa'

by April 12, 2017 General

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night said he prefers to call Ilocos governor Imee Marcos by her actual name, Maria Imelda Josefa Romualdez Marcos. 

The eldest daughter of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos is accompanying Duterte in his state visits to 3 Middle Eastern countries.

Marcos earlier said she “really requested” to join Duterte’s state visits to check on the situation of overseas Filipino workers.

“I’ve also joined the President in China and in Singapore dahil yung parents ko nagsimula ng relations with China nung 70’s. ‘Yung sa Singapore, natira ako doon, very familiar ako sa business community,” she explained.
Duterte has said that the Ilocos governor donated to his presidential bid in the 2016 elections. Imee, however, denied giving money to Duterte.