Baste Duterte also clears up some misconceptions about himself.
Sebastian “Baste” Duterte recently made headlines because of
his colorful love life. In his recent sit-down interview with TV 5’s news chief
Luchi Cruz-Valdes on her show ReAksyon,
he admitted that he wasn’t really comfortable in front of the cameras and that
he just got a lot of attention when his father Rodrigo Duterte became
When asked if he’s comfortable with the people scrutinizing
his personal life, he said, “Wala rin
naman akong magagawa, ito na yung buhay ko.” He also doesn’t consider
showbiz as his long-term career.
“Hindi [ko naisip],
pasalamat nalang talaga ako naging president ‘yung tatay ko. ‘Di ba nung nanalo ‘yung tatay ko bigla akong gumwapo?”
the presidential son said.
“Gusto ko lang talaga
[mag-showbiz] kasi binigyan naman ako
ng prod ng full creative control kaya
talaga tinanggap ko to tsaka kasi maraming nagpapa-selfie tapos masyado na akong kilala ‘di ako
kumikita. Naisip ko ‘Tanggapin ko na ‘to para kumikita naman ako.’ Pag
nakapag-ipon ako dito baka business lang
[next career ko]” he added.
Baste, who is a graduate of Political Science from Ateneo de
Davao University, also admitted that he’s not closing his doors on politics but
expressed that he has no interest in it.
Recently, the youngest son of the president was seen smoking
in Ellen Adarna’s Instagram post. Some accused him of smoking weed in the clip which
both he and Ellen denied. Ellen clarified that it’s just a cigarette from
“Wala naman talagang nagbago [sa akin]. Yung nagbago lang
kasi napapansin ako ng mga tao pero it’s the same me. Way before ganito na
talaga ako kaya ‘di sila sanay na ‘Ang daming tattoo niyan, adik yan,’” he
When asked if his tattoos were also his expression of
rebelliousness, he said, “Siguro. Parang ganon din kasi dati sa Davao,
tsini-tsismis na rin akong adik. Parang ‘Bakit?’ ‘di ba? ‘Ah yun pala gusto
niyo ah, sige papa-tattoo ako ng marami para matapos na.’”
He then laughed and said the rumors didn’t end when he got
tattoos and even reached the national level.
Baste is gearing up for his travel show Lakbai which will air in May 2017.