MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte's affectionate side was captured in a candid photo his partner Honeylet Avanceña shared Saturday.
The tough-talking President was photographed hugging his 13-year-old daughter Veronica "Kitty" Duterte as she sat on his lap while munching on some snacks.
In an earlier interview with ABS-CBN News, Kitty said President Duterte usually sheds his tough image every time he's at home.
"(He's) Loving, caring, funny," Kitty said when asked to describe what kind of father the President is.
Duterte, known for his stinging language when talking about his campaign against illegal drugs and corruption, has been vocal about his love for his children and family.
The President usually injects anecdotes about his other children - Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, and Sebastian "Baste" Duterte - in his speeches.
Last year, he publicly called out Baste for not coming home to see his children, and asked his youngest son to be a better father.