Duterte visits wake of Bacolodnon who wrote song for Covid frontliners

Former president Rodrigo Duterte (3rd from left, seated) with Leo Rey Yanson, Mhel Sillador, Carmen Villanueva (l-r, seated), Bacolod Councilor Cindy Rojas, Guia Go, Bobby Rojas and Ginnette Yanson Dumancas (l-r, standing) in Talisay City Monday night.*

Former president Rodrigo Duterte was in Negros Occidental Monday night, October 3, to visit the wake of a Bacolod resident who wrote a song for him during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duterte visited the wake of Freddie Mandajoyan Jr., 25, at the Valley of Peace chapel and had dinner with the Yanson family at their beach house in Talisay City before leaving for Davao Monday evening on a private plane, former Bacolod councilor Bobby Rojas said.

Mandajoyan, also known as Jun Istalyon, of Barangay Granada, Bacolod, wrote the song “Hihilom ang Sugat”, a tribute to the COVID-19 frontliners.*

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