Honeylet Avanceña

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Honeylet Avanceña
Honeylet Avanceña Mar2017.jpg
Spouse of the President of the Philippines
Assumed office
30 June 2016
Preceded by Kris Aquino
Personal details
Born Cielito Salvador Avaceña
(1970-02-17) February 17, 1970 (age 48)[1][2]
Davao City, Philippines
Political party PDP–Laban
Spouse(s) Rodrigo Duterte
Residence Davao City
Alma mater Davao Doctors' College
Occupation Businesswoman
Former nurse

Cielito "Honeylet" Salvador Avanceña (born February 16, 1970[1][3]) is a Filipino businesswoman and former nurse. She is the common-law wife of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.[4] Avanceña and Duterte have been in a relationship since at least the mid-1990s and have a daughter named Veronica.

Avanceña worked as a nurse in the United States for four years. She returned to Davao shortly after her daughter was born in 2004.[3][5]

She joined her partner's presidential campaign in Luzon during the 2016 elections.[3]

She was crowned Miss Davao Doctors College in 1988, and was first runner-up in the Mutya ng Dabaw beauty contest the same year.[6]

She served as hostess (GRO) for President Duterte in several state occasions.


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  4. ^ Daza, Jullie (27 February 2016). "Meet Honeylet". Tempo. Archived from the original on 6 May 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  5. ^ Caruncho, Eric (28 February 2016). "Duterte's secret weapon gets ready for prime time". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
  6. ^ Aguilera, John Paulo (May 17, 2016). "Keeping Up With The Dutertes". FHM Philippines. Retrieved May 31, 2016.