Duterte has been at odds with local media because some of them have been writing bad things about him. Despite the animosity, Duterte remains a gentleman.
President Duterte was preparing to board his car when reporters ambushed him for an interview outside Malacanang when suddenly he offered his handkerchief to a female reporter.
It was a humid day and reporters were exposed to the sun so just imagine how the reporters looked like when Duterte saw them outside Malacanang.
They were caught by surprised of the president’s gesture and after a brief, brief silence, the reporters burst into laughter.
“Maam di ko pa nagamit to.” (Duterte extending hand and offered white hanky to female reporter)
The female reporter accepted the hanky and used it to wipe her face.
The reporter can be heard asking the President if she can keep it, “Akin na ba to, akin na to?” To which Duterte replied: “Isauli mo, kung gusto mo lang. Mayroon din ako dito, nagdi-drip din ako,” he said, pulling out a wad of tissue and dabbing his nose.
(Return it, only if you want to. I have another here, my nose is also dripping.)
Let us check out how the social media people react by reading their comments.
Bradlouie Biagtan praised Duterte for being humble: “Nakakahanga naman si tatay Digong,bagamat isa siyang presidente!he is very humble to offer his unused handkerchief to a female media and take note,he call her mam! for giving respect kahit isa syang presidente…”
Miriam Sarceda commented: “Si tatay Digong mabait talaga kahit sa kaninong tao, pero i2ng mga dilawan masama sya sa paningin nila, hindi bale tatay, ang importante sobrang Mahal ka ng taong bayan, lagi kaming nagdarasal sa protection mo, at sa kalusogan mo, God bless you tatay!”
Clemente Centeno said: “Walang nging presidente n gaya n tatay digong, sariling panyo binigay w lady reporter at tinawag p n ma’m sobra ang bait nia, maski palamura, my awa s kapuwa, kaya mhal xia ng mga tao, god bless po tatAy digong.”
Amil Ibrahim said Duterte’s gesture made him teary-eyed: “Mapapaluha ka at tagos sa buto pg c tatay digong pinguusapan !! Npka humble niya.. Hindi sakim sa kapangyarihan..isang modelo ng mga gustong mgpolitiko na dapat nila tularan ang tatay digong kung gusto nila mahalin cla ng taong bayan..”
Ung hnd plastik dapat!#
Napoleon Navarez said: “Ang isang NATURALISA..ay totong TAO..lahat ng ginagawa nya ay transparent..tulad ni tatay digong..at Yong mga foul n salita nya ay parang normal n sKany yon..pero Di nya binigyan ng kahulugan…mabuhay ka tatay digong..nasa likod mo kami….”
Juday Lorayna wrote: “Napaka gentleman talaga ni tatay digong”
Meanwhile, one netizen remarked that Duterte is also sending a signal to reporters that we failed to see.
Video courtesy of PTV 4.
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