LOOK: Duterte shops in Tokyo

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 30 2019 08:08 PM | Updated as of May 30 2019 08:33 PM

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte went shopping in Tokyo on Thursday along with his partner Honeylet Avanceña.

Duterte, who is in Japan to attend the 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia, took a break from his official schedule to buy clothes and check out gadgets.

The President was seen shopping at Japanese retail store Uniqlo and at an Apple store.

President Rodrigo Duterte shops at Uniqlo and at an Apple store. Photos courtesy of Senator-elect Christopher "Bong" Go

President Rodrigo Duterte shops at Uniqlo and at an Apple store. Photos courtesy of Senator-elect Christopher "Bong" Go

President Rodrigo Duterte shops at Uniqlo and at an Apple store. Photos courtesy of Senator-elect Christopher "Bong" Go

President Rodrigo Duterte shops at Uniqlo and at an Apple store. Photos courtesy of Senator-elect Christopher "Bong" Go

"Namimili si Pangulo ng damit dahil ito lang ang pagkakataon niya na makaikot man lang. This is his third time na po pumunta ng Japan, ito 'yung unang pagkakataon na nakaikot siya ng downtown sa Japan. Pumunta siya ng Uniqlo, yun naman ang paborito niyang damit, simpleng damit lang po," Senator-elect Christopher "Bong" Go told reporters in Tokyo Thursday.

(The President went shopping for clothes because this is his only time to go around. This is his 3rd time in Japan already and yet this is the only time he was able to roam around. He went to Uniqlo, his favorite. He likes simple clothes.)

Go said the President wanted to buy a new laptop and a new gadget for his youngest daughter, Veronica, also known as "Kitty."

"At pumunta siya doon sa Apple Store para pumili ata ng Apple Watch yata para sa anak niya o cellphone. Si Pangulo rin nagtingin ng computer, laptop dahil minsan doon po siya nagtatrabaho at minsan nanonood po siya ng mga palabas," Go said.

(He went to the Apple Store to choose an Apple watch or a cellphone for his daughter. The President also looked at computers and laptops because he uses those for work and sometimes he also watches shows on those.)

-report from Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News