Duterte, Robredo were set to meet, aide says

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 29 2016 09:10 PM | Updated as of Jun 29 2016 09:53 PM

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Leni Robredo.

DAVAO CITY - President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Leni Robredo were supposed to meet ahead of their respective inaugurations, the longtime Davao City mayor’s aide said Wednesday.

Duterte's aide de camp, Christopher Go, said the two were supposed to meet in Davao City but Robredo’s Japan trip got in the way.

Robredo visited Tokyo over the weekend for the National Day Celebration for the Filipino Community in Japan.

Go also denied that Duterte is “hard to get.”

Duterte and Robredo have yet to meet since winning the polls, indicating a cold relationship between the two highest elected officials who come from different political parties.

In a break in tradition, Duterte also opted to hold a separate inauguration in Malacañang. Robredo will have her own inauguration at the Quezon City Reception House which will also serve as her office.

There is also no indication yet that Robredo will be present at Duterte's inauguration which will be attended by her closest election rival, Sen. Bongbong Marcos.

Meanwhile, Go said Duterte will be holding office at the so-called “Panacañang” in Davao City and Malacañang sa Sugbo in Cebu City. Go, however, said Duterte will hold office most of the time in Malacañang.

Duterte is set to leave Davao City for Manila tonight for his inauguration as the country’s 16th president Thursday, June 30.