Duterte: Don’t refer to my kin as ‘First Family’

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MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte wants to do away with another Malacañang tradition as he asked the public not to use “First Family” when referring to his family, saying the practice is passé and is not appropriate in a democracy.

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Duterte expressed his dislike for the term while he was warning officials not to talk to any of his relatives about government projects.

Roa 2b“I told them not to talk (to my family). I really do not want it. And even a whisper. The assistant secretary erred. He mentioned that he was talking to a member of the First Family. To be honest, that is passé, bahaw na…

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