First Daughter Sara Duterte pregnant with triplets

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Davao City (CNN Philippines) — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, daughter of President Duterte, is pregnant with triplets.

She shared the good news through a statement on Friday, amidst the Kadayawan Festival, a local celebration.

The 38-year-old mayor said she is on her seventh week.

While the triplets are in good health, she is nonetheless experiencing the challenges of pregnancy.

"The human body is made to carry just one baby and I am experiencing threefold all the pregnancy symptoms that a woman goes through," she said.

Ultrasound image of Sara Duterte's triplets

Due to her sensitive condition, Duterte-Carpio is laying low from her duties. Her doctor advised her to avoid crowds and lessen the chances of infection.

She will still function as mayor, unless her doctors advise against it.

"I may be physically weak rest assured that I am on top of the situation here in our city," she said.

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Duterte-Caprio took a three-week leave of absence in the first day of work on July 1.

She was supposed to attend her father's first State of the Nation Address on July 25, but was rushed to the St. Luke's Hospital upon her arrival in Manila.

She went back to work on July 28 amid the doctor's advice to take bed rest.

Delighted Lolo Digong

In a statement, Presidential Communications Chief Martin Andanar said President Rodrigo Duterte is "delighted" with the news of his daughter's pregnancy.

"Mayor Sara's pregnancy serves as a source of inspiration for the Chief Executive to roll up his sleeves and work double time in his fight against crimes and drugs," it said.

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She has two kids with husband Atty. Manases Carpio, Sharky and Stingray.

Davao-based journalist Ben Tesiorna contributed to this story.