Palace: Sara Duterte is pregnant with triplets

MANILA –- Malacanang officially announced on Friday that presidential daughter and incumbent Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte is seven weeks pregnant with triplets.

Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar said President Rodrigo Duterte is delighted with the news, hoping “that she will be able to see through the pregnancy smoothly and well.”

“Mayor Sara’s pregnancy serves as a source of inspiration for the Chief Executive to roll up his sleeves and work double time in his fight against crimes and drugs,” Andanar said in a press statement.

Andanar said Pres. Duterte is hoping “to leave a legacy of a Philippines safe and secure from crimes and drugs to future generation of Filipinos.”

“We offer our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to the Mayor and husband, lawyer Manases Carpio,” he added.

Mayor Duterte and Carpio have two children – seven year-old daughter Sharky and three-year-old son Stingray. Jelly Musico/PNA/