President Rodrigo Duterte has gone back to Davao City to be with his long-time partner Cielito 'Honeylet' Avaceña and daughter Veronica or 'Kitty.'
'Siyempre, it's Valentine's (of course, it's Valentine's)," he told reporters.
He said no storm can prevent him from taking the trip for this occasion.
Tropical depression 'Basyang' has just wrecked damage Mindanao, mainly in Surigao del Sur, and killed 8 persons.
Duterte has no official schedule today.
Before returning to his hometown, the President last night welcomed back 116 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who arrived from Kuwait.
Each of the workers received P 15,000 in financial aid and some grocery items.
The repatriations take place amid the Philippine government's ban on new deployment of OFWs to the gulf state.
Duterte ordered the ban following the abuses that many OFWs experience in Kuwait from their employers.