Duterte visits wake of veteran actress Susan Roces

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Courtesy: Paolo Barcelon/CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines May 26) — President Rodrigo Duterte paid his last respects to veteran actress Susan Roces, the "Queen of Philippine Movies."

The President, Senator Bong Go and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea visited the wake of Senator Grace Poe’s mother at the Heritage Park in Taguig Wednesday night.

They were welcomed by Poe, who was one of Duterte’s opponents during the 2016 presidential election.

Roces, who was Jesusa Sonora Poe in real life, passed away on May 20 at the age of 80.

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She will be laid to rest on May 26 at the Manila North Cemetery beside her husband Fernando Poe Jr., the “King of Philippine Movies.”