Calm Duterte tells son: Good times are coming

Joel Guinto, ABS-CBN News

Presidential front runner Rodrigo Duterte and son, Sebastian Duterte.

DAVAO CITY -- Presidential front runner Rodrigo Duterte said he skipped monitoring Monday's tense balloting for some one-on-one time with his son Sebastian, who has become an internet heartthrob.

The 71-year-old mayor cast his vote in suburban Matina district here as supporters screamed his name and raised their clenched fists in the air.

"I talked to my son. Maghintay ka lang diyan, may grasya na dadating sa yo," Duterte said of his chat with his son, with the rugged good looks, pierced lip and unkempt hair.

Duterte told reporters he just slept while the entire country grappled with long lines, malfunctioning vote-counting machines, and cheating conspiracy theories.

"Hindi ako nag-ano, natulog lang ako. In life, things beyond your control, you just waste emotions there," he said, as police parted an unruly crowd of supporters that lined his path to the voting precinct.

"Hindi mo kontrolado boto hindi mo kontrolado bilihan at takutan. Leave it to the military, the Comelec and the police It's the constitutional mandate of the Comelec to conduct a fair and honest election," he said.