Despite his frankness and tendency to talk his thoughts, President Rodrigo Duterte is definitely a shy particular person.

This was the revelation of his childhood friend, Davao businessman Samuel “Sammy” Uy, in an interview with Asian Dragon journal.

“People do not know that he is actually shy. In his personal life, he is a shy boy,” Uy stated.

“On his own, if he has a problem, he would be embarrassed to ask a personal favor because of his pride. But when it comes to helping other people, he wil do it without hesitation,” he added.

Uy, proprietor of Davao Farm Corporation, the biggest egg provider in southern Mindanao, has recognized Duterte since childhood. The President’s brother, Benjamin, was his classmate in highschool.

He stated he used to eat lunch commonly at Duterte’s home since they lived shut to one another.

Like others near the President, Uy stated he’s nonetheless extra comfy calling Duterte “mayor”– however not out of disrespect.

“We still call him Mayor. You will know people in Davao when they say Mayor. For 28 years, we’ve been calling him Mayor, so it’s a hard habit to break,” he stated.