WATCH: Duterte helps Fil-Am boy with school report


Posted at Oct 28 2017 08:53 AM | Updated as of Oct 28 2017 03:46 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday obliged the request of a Filipino boy from California for help with a school project.

On Saturday morning, Bong Go, Special Assistant to the President, uploaded a video of Duterte, acknowledging 11-year old Andre Gabriel Custodio Esteban's letter.


In a handwritten letter dated October 25, 2017, Esteban said he wished to meet the Duterte in person someday.

"I am a proud Filipino and I really like you as our president," the boy said.

Esteban, a 6th grade student at Fresno Adventist Academy in California, told the president about a report he is doing.

"I am doing a Nationality report about the Philippines on Nov. 15, 2017. I am interested in talking about you in my class," he said.

Noting how busy the president is, Esteban requested him to just send him a short video of him "saying hello to my teacher, Mrs. Ricchiuti, my classmates, and I."

His mother, Almyra Grace Custodio, also posted the letter on Facebook and asked the public for help in sending it to Duterte. She later thanked the president and Go for their help with her son's class project.