Leave it to Baste Duterte to go against the norm and do things his own way. Instead of a formal press release—being a public figure and all—the presidential son opted to confirm rumors about his breakup with Kapamilya actress Ellen Adarna through social media—more specifically, a Facebook post addressing his own father, President Rodrigo Duterte.
Sharing a news article about his father publicly chastising him for going out too much, always being with girlfriend Ellen, and not taking care of his own kids, Baste captioned the post telling his dad to ‘chill’ and reminding him that he told him about his breakup back in December.
“I really love being his favorite son. Chill lang Pa, bulag na mi december pa, nakalimot lang ka giingnan taka atong new year naa ta sa balay ni mama.”
(“I really love being his favorite son. Chill lang Pa, break na kami December pa. Nakalimutan mo lang na sinabihan kita nung new year nung nandun tayo sa bahay ni mama.”)
Quite confusing, yes. But their father-son relationship is definitely something.
ICYMI, Ellen confirmed their breakup over the weekend, saying:
“It was a very weird breakup.
“Instead of parang [texting your] girlfriend na ‘Good morning,’ ganyan-ganyan, ang text niya, ‘Ano kaya kung maghiwalay tayo?’ Question mark. Siya ang nagsabi. And then, ayun, hindi na kami nag-usap.”
Baste and Ellen dated for around seven months before their split in December 2016.