A photo of a teary-eyed Mayor Rodrigo Duterte left many supporters in awe during a campaign rally in Cebu is doing the rounds online.
In a Facebook post shared 5780 times as of Firday morning, a Facebook group identified with the Mayor of Davao City posted the emotionally-charged photo 11 hours ago, capturing the tearful homecoming of Duterte in Danao City where his forebears claimed their roots.
The photo of a crying Duterte elicited mixed comments from netizens ranging from expression of awe and admiration to expression of empathy for the teary-eyed Mayor Duterte.
One netizen commented that the sight of a crying Duterte left her teary-eyed too and wrote:
(Ria Binondo Labitad) Ma touch mnsad t apil u mayor …saludo me nimo mayor Duterte ky sa imong paghilak ngpakita jud ug nglantaw sa katawhan nga kabus ug ngkihanglan njud s imong prinsipyo kaisog ug andam mobarog s mga pagsulay…. mayor nasayod nga sa tanan pagsuway nga maabot kanino naa ang ginoo ngtan aw kanimo …ug kanang tanan s umaabot nga panahon naay kalampusan ang Tanan…( I felt the same way Mayor. I salute you Mayor for showing tears because it only means you are crying for the poor people who needs a principled man like you, ready to stand up and face the challenges..Mayor, please know that in all your challenges, God is watching you…and in all your hardships, in God’s time, you will emerged triumphant.
Another netizen offered her explanation why Mayor Duterte cried in the photo and wrote:
(Maricel Recaborda Villarosa) Napaiyak c mayor Du30 sa nakita nyang marami palang sumuporta sa kanya..Di nya akalain gaano xia kamahal ng mga taong gustong mabago ang MATUWAD NA DAAN..Laban lng Mayor’..Marami kaming mga OFWs susuporta sayo…May the Lord God bless you..!And sa buong sambayan ng mga pilipino…POWER…( Mayor Duterte is teary-eyed when he saw that there are thousands of people who supports him. He did expect that there are indeed many people who really loves him, who wants to make right of “Daan na Matuwid.” Keep fighting Mayor…Many OFW’s supports you. May the Lord God bless you…And all the Filipino people..POWER…)
Another netizen chimed in and claimed she felt the same way and wrote:
(Maridel Magalasin Flores) Naiyak din talaga ako di mpigilan tumulo luha ko ng mlaki kc ang daming ngmamahal sa yo mayor tagos kasi sa dugo at buto ang pinapakita mong katapatan sa ating mga kapwa Pilipino at sa Bayan. I big salute u mayor from Davao ofw in saudi.God bless u po. (I also cried. I can’t help it, but cried a river when I saw the thousands of people who loves Mayor Duterte. Must be because of your genuine love for the people and the country is not just skin-deep but bone-deep. One big salute for you, the Mayor of Davao City from an OFW in Saudi. God bless you!
But here’s the comment that I think that tops it all:
(Edaj O Odacrec) Yan ang taong kasing tigas ng batong bantiling ang paninindigan Pero kasing lambot ng marshmallow ang puso. ( That’s the man whose principle is hard as granite, but whose heart is soft as marshmallows.
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