Philippine's Rodrigo Duterte's youngest son hosts new reality travel show

Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, the youngest son of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, has his own reality travel show called Lakbai.
Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, the youngest son of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, has his own reality travel show called Lakbai.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ DBEDALYN
Sebastian "Baste" Duterte is the youngest son of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.
Sebastian "Baste" Duterte is the youngest son of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/ KREZIAHH

The youngest son of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte now has his own reality travel show called Lakbai (loosely translated as "travel" in the Tagalog language).

Sebastian "Baste" Duterte, 29, is on a vastly different career path from his older siblings, who are both influential state politicians.

Sebastian is a dedicated sufer who often posts pictures of himself on his social media accounts. He has 129,000 followers on Instagram.

His TV show premieres on May 21 and will air on a major Filipino network.

According to BBC, the show's producers promise "fun and adventure" and chose the young Duterte to to host the eight-part series for his "appeal and embodiment" with the Philippine millennial market.

Ms Mellannie Yazon-Tolentino, head of content and programming at TV5, told BBC: "It's an adventure reality show for down-to-earth, outdoor-loving and daring personalities."

"He will immerse himself in different cultures and meet different people from less discovered places," Ms Yazon-Tolentino said.

The reality show was produced with "local government assistance", she added.

President Duterte has three children with his first wife: son Paolo, 41, daughter Sara, 38, and Sebastian. He also has a 13-year-old daughter named Veronica - or Kitty - with his current partner, former beauty queen Cielito "Honeylet" Avancena.

President Duterte had previously called Sebastian out for his "lover boy" lifestyle and said that he "never faced difficulty" when dealing with his other children.