LOOK: Duterte appears in public after 5-day hiatus

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 06 2017 03:08 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte flies to Manila on board a commercial flight after the New Year break. Malacanang photo

President Rodrigo Duterte made a public appearance on Thursday following a five-day hiatus from the the public eye.

In a photo sent by the Palace to members of the media, the president was shown taking a commercial flight to Manila from Davao City, where he spent his New Year break.

In the photo, Duterte was seen sitting in economy-class seats with Christopher "Bong" Go, the president's special assistant.

Duterte is set to visit a Russian warship docked in Manila on Friday.

"He will be flying…I think he is in Davao. He will be flying to—coming soon. I think he is visiting the Russian ship tomorrow," Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella said in a news conference earlier.