Paolo Duterte, daughter Isabelle exchange heated words on social media

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 23) — Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and his daughter, Isabelle, had a heated exchange on social media.

On Friday, President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest son responded to his daughter's tweets on Facebook.

"I will not keep my mouth shut after that person pimped you twice. If your mom and stepfather don't care about you, I do. Not because I am a Duterte, but because I am a father. Change your family name if you want. You have no respect. Shame on you!" Duterte said in Cebuano.

The Davao City vice mayor did not disclose other details on his issue with Isabelle, but attached two screenshots of her tweets.

In her private Twitter account, Isabelle posted about someone with the Duterte last name beating up a child, though she did not identify who.

"Just because you have a position in the city, does not mean you can beat up someone. Even if you have power, you can't hurt people. The person you hurt was a child. You can't do that just because you have a name, even if you're a Duterte," she said.

In another strongly worded tweet, Isabelle mentioned how her father ruins her Christmas every year.

The elder Duterte responded in all caps, saying he made the post public to call his daughter's attention and for the public to know what's going on. 

"I know we'll both be humiliated by this post. But this is what you want. You don't want to talk to me because you're a millennial, and you only listen to the number of 'Likes' you get. That's why I don't care even if I'm in a position and I'll be embarrassed. You're my daughter!" he said.

He ended the post by urging Isabelle to "fix" her life first.

As of press time, the Facebook post has drawn over 14,000 reactions and around 2,300 comments. It has also been shared over 6,500 times.

The presidential granddaughter was recently criticized after photos of her pre-debut shoot taken at Malacañang were posted on social media.

While critics called her out for allegedly disrespecting the halls of power, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said she did nothing wrong.

Read: Palace defends Duterte granddaughter's Malacañang photoshoot