Controversial Duterte son resigns from govt post

DAVO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s eldest son resigned from his local government post on Monday, citing allegations of links to drug smugglers which he denies and a bitter social media dispute with his own daughter.
Paolo Duterte (pictured) told the city council of Davao, a southern port where he serves as vice-mayor, that he was resigning because of “recent unfortunate events in my life” — citing family problems and allegations of drug smuggling.
“These among others, include the maligning of my reputation in the recent name-dropping incident in the Bureau of Customs smuggling case and the very public squabble with my daughter,” he said.
“I take responsibility for all that has happened,” the 42-year-old said in a statement later released to the press. — AFP