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Kitty Duterte celebrates 18th birthday in style

by Nikko Tuazon
Apr 10, 2022
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Kitty Duterte (in ballgown), President Rodrigo Duterte's only daughter with common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña (seen with Kitty and the President), was feted with a grand celebration for her 18th birthday on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Davao City.
PHOTO/S: SMNI / Salvador Panelo on Facebook

President Rodrigo Duterte's youngest daughter Veronica, also known as Kitty, is celebrating her 18th birthday today, April 10, 2022.

The president's only daughter with his common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña was feted with a colorful and grand celebration on Saturday night, April 9, 2022, at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Davao City.

Kitty wore a custom-made gown designed by Filipino designer Mak Tumang.

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The gown is reminiscent of Catriona Gray's iconic "Lava Gown" worn when Catriona was crowned Miss Universe 2018 in Thailand.

Kitty's glam team includes Davao-based hairstylist Daryl John Maraguinot Sayago and celebrity make-up artist Denise Ochoa-Go.

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Kitty's parents were present at the lavish celebration.

Kitty's brother, Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, also graced the event.

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Baste is President Duterte's son with his former wife, Elizabeth Zimmerman. Their other children are former Davao Vice-Mayor Paolo Duterte and current vice-presidential candidate Sara Duterte.

One of the highlights of the party was Kitty's dance with the President.

The father-and-daughter tandem danced to the tune of Steven Curtis Chapman's "I'll Take Care Of You."

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After the dance, President Duterte dedicated his rendition of Regine Velasquez's "Ikaw" to the debutante.

As expected, several high-profile political personalities were in attendance.

Among them was senatorial candidate Salvador "Sal" Panelo who performed Sharon Cuneta's "Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas," as requested by the birthday girl.

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Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and former Senator Manny Villar were also present at the party, according to a report by the Manila Bulletin.

Kitty's godfather, the controversial Pastor Apollo Quiboloy, was also in attendance.

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Kitty Duterte (in ballgown), President Rodrigo Duterte's only daughter with common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña (seen with Kitty and the President), was feted with a grand celebration for her 18th birthday on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Davao City.
PHOTO/S: SMNI / Salvador Panelo on Facebook
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