Duterte: President’s day starts at 1pm

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

DAVAO CITY – Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte, who is known for working late into the night, said his official schedule would start at 1 p.m.

The 71-year-old tough talking mayor also said he would try to come home to Davao from Manila as often as he could.

“My day starts at 1,” Duterte told reporters, adding in a joking tone, “Wala akong pakialam sa 8 to 5 ninyo.”

Explaining his preference to shuttle between Manila and Davao, Duterte said: “Yung kama ko is my comfort zone. May prejudice ako sa Malacanang… Talagang may mumu diyan, lima.”

Duterte earlier said he would rather sleep on a plywood cot than spend the night in the centuries-old presidential palace, which he said was haunted

Duterte said he would study documents placed on his desk in Malacanang thoroughly before signing them. “Unlike others, I don’t sign until I know what I am signing.”