Post laments TV networks unfairly highlighting the cussing and kissing Duterte, not the humble and genuine side

A post by a young lady defending Mayor Rodrigo Duterte from his rabid critics is doing the rounds online.

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In a Facebook post shared 7499 times as of Friday morning, a netizen named Kat Sy laments how TV networks unfairly highlighting the cussing and kissing Duterte, not the humble and genuine side of the Mayor.

Ms. Sy narrated that she has the privileged of meeting Mayor Duterte up close. Being an astute observer and gifted with the instinct of a woman, she says Duterte is contrary of she reads and sees on TV as depicted by the major TV networks.

Contrary to what has been depicted on tv, I met this man so genuinely nice to everyone regardless of social status; no “siga-siga” presence, just simple & humble.

As for the indecency on women issue, Ms. Sy has this to say to detractors:

I have seen mayor oblige to all requests, be it for a picture, a kiss etc, and sometimes he even jokes around with the ppl. I’m sure that when these girls instigated the kiss because it was in front of the cameras, then media pushed the situation, made it seem that it was all for fun, but in reality it was so that they can have an angle to sensationalize on. The mayor played along, not realizing that things will be taken out of context and that he will be unfairly portrayed. We know that the media doesn’t always show the whole picture.

Based on her personal experience, the Mayor treats women with respect.

He didn’t show/act w/ any indecency towards me or to other women there.

Ms. Sy has nothing but good words of her personal encounter with Mayor Duterte and methinks, this is consistent of what we have seen of the Mayor based on the videos proliferating in the social media.

He was very engaging in our conversation, discussing about his plans for change that our country needs, abolishing crime & drugs specifically, which has been the root for so many other crimes. It was only then that I saw the shift of emotions. One can see the utmost disgust he has towards those wrongdoers /criminals.

In addition, Ms Sy tries to make sense why Mayor Duterte tends to cuss in front of people especially on TV.

He is a very transparent person w/ a strong personality at times, so this manifests when he talks about issues he cannot stand (drugs, injustices,etc). Like any other, isn’t it normal that our moods change when we talk about things we hate or irritate us?

Ms Sy laments Mayor Duterte is unfairly treated by the major TV networks, which I think is valid.

The sad thing is, media only shows this side of him. Obviously, when asked about all the problems and injustices, etc happening, he stays true to his emotions. Let’s admit it, the Phils. is at its edge already… Nakakaloka na what has been happening. The issues re Naia, Customs,traffic etc & the stupid solutions proposed by the Pnoy gov’t are just tip of the icing.

Before Ms. Sy ended her post, she explained why Mayor Duterte gets her vote in the 2016 Presidential election, despite the human frailties and shortcomings of the Mayor and wrote:

He has been very vocal about his vices & mistakes in the past. Unlike other candidates, he doesn’t hide it. No Hypocrisy for me. I just want someone who will truly do his job, address all the problems and make better decisions for the Filipinos. No cronies whatsoever. Just lives by to “doing what is Right”, no bias on religion etc.

Original Post below:

Contrary to what has been depicted on tv, I met this man so genuinely nice to everyone regardless of social status; no "…

Posted by Kat Sy on Saturday, February 6, 2016


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