A pair of Europe-based Filipino entrepreneurs have launched a spread of DU30 wines in honour of the president.
Maria Elizabeth Briton Famorcan and Chona Abiertas Tenorio have pledged that zero.20 euros from the sale of every bottle can be donated to good causes supported by the president.
Speaking to the federal government’s Philippine News Agency, Ms Famorcan, who was Duterte’s nation marketing campaign supervisor for Italy in final 12 months’s election, stated: “We decided to come up with an idea of ‘Duterte or DU30 Wines’ in his honour, in which part of the benefits will be donated to the livelihood or rehabilitation programmes of the President.”
The DU30 wines, together with a Cava Special Edition, can be formally launched on August 26 in Barcelona, Spain.
“Everybody is excited over this project,” she stated. “We have invited President Duterte to grace the launch however his schedule is so tight.
“So, hopefully, other top government officials could come and represent the president.”
She added that she was additionally anticipating greater than 200 visitors and Duterte supporters from throughout Europe on the launch.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world,” she stated.
“This conviction impressed us to do one thing totally different to help PRRD and his livelihood programme.
“So here comes the DU30 Wines and Cava, the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages made from a delicate and highly valued grape variety.”
Ms Famorcan stated separate launch was deliberate for Manila later this 12 months, to give the president an opportunity to personally introduce the wines to the house market.
Before then, it’s anticipated that about 10,000 bottles of the wine can be ordered in Europe alone within the run up to the launch in Barcelona.
“This idea was shaped out of our love for nation and the president as a result of he’s being bombarded by so many criticisms regardless of his efforts to make the Philippines a greater nation once more.
“We know that many of our kababayan (countrymen) are still without job. I hope in our own little way, we can make a difference in helping our country with this kind of project.”