MANILA – Take a break from work and enjoy, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. told Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte who is celebrating her 45th birthday on Wednesday.

"Inday Sara, Happy, happy Birthday. Magpakasaya ka muna diyan. Magpahinga ka muna sandali sa iyong trabaho (Have a great time. Take a break from work)," he said in a video greeting uploaded on his official Instagram account.

"Bigyan mo muna ng kaunting oras ang iyong sarili. At please, huwag mo nang pansinin ang mga tambaloslos diyan (I hope you make some time for yourself. And I hope you don't pay attention to the tambaloslos)," he added.

Marcos and Duterte were running mates in the May 9, 2022 national elections.

Earlier this month, Duterte posted a cryptic message on Instagram, calling out someone to stop being a "tambaloslos," a Visayan mythical creature with large mouth and penis believed to confuse or misguide people. Netizens commented that “tambaloslos” also refers to useless or stupid person.

Duterte's recent post came following her resignation from the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD).

In a separate Facebook post, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) wished Duterte good health and success in life.

The PCO also thanked the Vice President for serving the Filipino people, especially the youth.

"Mula sa Presidential Communications Office, isang maligayang kaarawan, VP Inday Sara Duterte! Hangad po namin ang inyong mabuting kalusugan at mas mayabong na paparating na mga taon. Maraming salamat po sa inyong serbisyo sa bayan, lalo na sa mga kabataang Pilipino (From the Presidential Communications Office, we greet you a happy birthday, VP Inday Sara Duterte! We wish you good health and more bountiful years ahead. Thank you for serving the public, especially the young Filipinos)," it said.

Duterte, a lawyer, is the country’s third female vice president and the youngest to have been elected to the position. (PNA)