The volunteers, who heavily campaigned for then Davao City mayor Duterte in 2016, took a break from their work to honor the first president from the Island of Mindanao to be elected leader of the more than 100 million Filipinos.
DVAC chairman Benjie Lindo thanked Mabuhay Motors and Quality Care Group of Companies for the logistics of the one-night event.
“Alam mo naman dito sa Canada, puro lang tayo trabaho. Natuwa din kami, kahit papaano, nakapag celebrate tayo ng birthday ni Tatay Digong,” said Lindo.
When Duterte eventually decided to run for President, volunteer groups, specially the Overseas Filipino Workers, started setting up groups, linking with the Digong Duterte Supporters Global (DDS) which has key volunteer leaders all over the world.
“We wish President Duterte good health so he can serve our fellow Pinoys in the next three years of his term to the best of the best of his ability. Mahal namin si Tatay Digong,” said Rommel Duco, one of the founders of DVAC.
In video messages, retired PNP chief Bato dela Rosa, Dong Mangudadatu, Koko Pimentel, Francis Tolentino, former SAP Bong Go, known allies of the president congratulated the DVAC members and thanked them for taking the initiative in celebrating the birthday of the Philippine leader in Alberta Province.