LOOK: Duterte graces CGMA's 70th birthday

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 6) — President Rodrigo Duterte joined former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on her 70th birthday celebration Wednesday night.

The President was joined by his partner Honeylet Avanceña, and their daughter, Veronica, at Arroyo's house in La Vista Subdivision, Quezon City.

Duterte gave a short message to the former President, who was accompanied by former First Gentleman Mike Arroyo.

Arroyo, an ally of Duterte, was ousted as deputy house speaker after opposing the death penalty bill.

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Arroyo maintained her support for the president, wishing for the administration's success.

"My wish is for the success of President Duterte. Because his success is the success of the country," Arroyo said during her other celebration in Lubao, Pampanga.