Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio announced that she is pregnant in the most matter-of-fact way. Her happy news was actually part of her statement thanking the organizers of her city's Kadayawan Festival.
"I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who helped put up the celebration for Kadayawan 2016," began her message.
She then revealed, "I hope our thanksgiving this year will be happy. And on this happy note, I would also like to share with you the news that I am pregnant and cannot join you in the merrymaking activities."
The mayor is on her seventh week of pregnancy with triplets.
She added, "I will continue to work until I am allowed by the doctors to do so. However, I have been advised to avoid crowded places to lessen the chances of acquiring infections."
She likewise assured everyone that despite her multifetal pregnancy, she was on top of the situation in Davao City.
"The mayor, who is married Attorney Manases Carpio (who happens to be the nephew of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales), already has two kids," noted ABS-CBN News.
The report pointed out that her pregnancy was the reason why the mayor was advised to rest on July 25, which meant not getting to attend her dad President Rodrigo Duterte's first State of the Nation Address.