In case you’ve just emerged from the cave, Duterte plans to hold a simple inauguration, devoid of a pompous display, typical of past presidential inaugurals.
This is not surprising for the Davaoenos who’ve have witnessed the simplicity of Mayor Duterte in the last two decades as the local executive of Davao City.
The stage has been set so to speak for a lean and mean presidential inauguration, so lean and mean that the invited guests total only to 150 lucky individuals from the diplomatic corps, President-elect’s immediate family and Cabinet secretaries.
But this announcement from the Duterte camp floors many netizens: guests will partake “maruya” (banana cue) as snacks accompanied with buko juice.
Here’s how the netizens reacted to the Duterte’s wishes of a simple inauguration.
NiEk Otnicaj wrote:
ganyan dapat.. masanay tayo sa simple yet katakam takam.. ndi magarbo at hindi magasto..
Eva Donaire Lewis wrote:
God bless you my President, patuloy mo lng ang Plano Para sa future ng mga bata at ng buong Pilipino na gusto ng kapayapaan at makapag hanap buhay sa sariling bansa. May the Lord keep you safe and healthy in Jesus name our Creator Son . Amen
Rosemarie Cagigas wrote;
Love it pres!!! Teach the Filipinos to be low profile no need to be always in pasikot mode at for sure makakatipid ang bansa at mka ahon tayo sa kahirapan!!!we will look forward for our nation’s progress!!!!
Pres Malit Madarang wrote:
maruya at buco juice –!tunuturuan Lang ni digong at kino kondisyon utak ng kabinete nya at pati mga nasa gobierno na he really means business.. may kahulugan yan at wala sa literal na maruya o Biko juice.. isip isip isip..
Dan Ferrer Lapira wrote:
That’s probably a taste of a change…. Pres. Digong is a wiseman… There’s a reason behind bakit nya ginawa yun.. Binoto sya majority ng sambayanang pilipino instead na suportahan sya ngayon binabatikos naman sya. Walang sinumang presidente ang makakapagpabago ng isang bansa unless magsisimula ang pagbabago sa taong bayan…. just saying….
Mark Anthony De Leon wrote:
It shows na simple talaga and masarap kaya ang maruya at buko juice. Ok lang yan ng di naman puro makolisterol ang handa. Meriendang pinoy is much better kisa sa porky buffet.
Debbie Ann wrote:
Maruya and buko juice, why not. That is another change. Para sa susunod na president, at iba png govt officials, di rin sasayangin sa magarbong mga handaan ang pera ng taong Bayan.
But the biggest compliment comes from Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, which PDI described the rare act “like a manna that fell from heaven” and quote:
I am happy about the simple inauguration. We need to be simple even in our way of life. Simplicity [is] an important value that we have to promote.
Bishop Ongtico further added that simplicity is one of the hallmarks of a great leader.
Simplicity, an important value that we have to promote. Learning how to live simply is a nice culture [trait] of Filipinos and it fosters solidarity with the poor.
Bishop Antonio Maralit of Boac, Marinduque, chimed in and said that by his simplicity Duterte was setting a good example for others.
He called this a good start and said it sent a concrete message of genuine change for the country.
He enjoined the faithful to pray for Duterte and a new set of leaders in government that they may fulfill their duties and responsibilities to the country and people.
Apostolic Vicariate of Puerto Princesa-Palawan Bishop Pedro Arigo also praised President-elect Duterte for choosing an austere inauguration.
It is only appropriate that Duterte and the other officials avoid an extravagant inauguration as a symbol of solidarity and respect for the poor.
Meanwhile, Duterte also has a good number of netizens who find his wishes of holding an austere inauguration OA (over acting).
Let’s check out their negative comments below:
John Michael Bernardino wrote:
Sa sobrang pagka O.A nagmumuka ng hindi kapani paniwala mga idea ni duterte, at ano para masabi na nakatipid?? tapos sasabihin n naman ng mga dutertards PAGBABAGO hahaha, nakakatawa na yung ang O.A O.A na sige magtipid pa kayo para malaki manakaw nyo wag nyo ko lokohin sila na lang.
Richard J. Onting wrote:
Sa totoo lang masyadong OA na talaga….
mahirap kami pero pag may celebration at least man lang may spaghetti.
Mas mabuti pa kaya magahnda sya ng masasarap na pagkain tapos mga bisita nya ay mga DUKHA sa squaters area. Yan bilib ako sa kanya.
Bong Jimenez wrote:
Huwag nang mag inarte at lalabas din ang tunay na agenda ni Duterte… Communism is coming.
Jun Mison wrote:
Puro pa cute at paimbabaw itong si Dingungong.
Mhaisa Cloma Mercado Magat wrote:
Kahit tubig pa i served nya.. Kung hindi nman sya gentleman. Taob pa din pag uugali nya. Tulad nyan.. Kabastusan sa posisyon ng bise pres. ang desisyon nya n nman Wala sa protocol. Pang dis unite sa buong sambayanan. Hindi ako mabobola ng un gentleman Pres, to be. Duterte n yan. Malapit na umpisahan murahan everday okay sa Malacanang kpag sya mamuno.
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