MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte does not want any fanfare on his 74th birthday on Thursday, March 28.
He said he would just want to spend it at home sleeping.
"I really do not want to celebrate. I just want to stay at home and sleep, and if there is somebody welcome to me, it's my children and grandchildren," he said in a speech during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in South Cotabato.
In his previous birthdays, the President just stayed at his home in Davao City with his family.
In 2017, he marked his first birthday as President in Davao City.
On the eve of his birthday, he met United States Ambassador Sung Kim, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua, and Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjártó.