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.
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.
Kitty's parents were present at the lavish celebration.
Kitty's brother, Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, also graced the event.
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."
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.
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.