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Netizens, celebrities react to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s late public address

Celebrities were dismayed by President’s late speech and still unclear plans for the country vs COVID-19.

  • Netizens slammed President Rodrigo Duterte’s late speech.

President Rodrigo Duterte has again faced the nation to give his report on the government’s efforts in combating the COVID-19 crisis.

Under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act or RA 11469, the President, on Monday of every week, must submit a weekly report to Congress on all acts performed pursuant to this Act during the immediately preceding week.

However, the supposed 4 pm speech was delayed and aired around 11 pm instead, causing netizens to call out the President and his staff’s sense of time.

Aside from slamming the President for being seven hours late to the original announcement of 4 pm public address, netizens also blasted Duterte for romanticizing the death of some medical frontliners.

“May mga doktor, nurses, attendants na namatay. Sila ang nasawi ang buhay para lang makatulong sa kapwa. Napakasuwerte nila, namatay sila para sa bayan. It would be an honor to die for your country,” said the President in his speech.

Celebrities who also waited for the 7-hour late public address have also shared their comments and sentiments about the President’s latest speech.

K Brosas could barely comment because of her frustration.

“Ayun na nga… napanood ko na at last.. I kenat… kaya gudnyt na Lang po.. be safe.. god bless us all”

Kapuso star Janine Gutierrez also waited for the speech and was frustrated that it didn’t answer the people’s questions about concrete plans and how the government is performing in terms of beating COVID-19.

“Hay. Nakakalungkot. Kung essay yun sa exam, hindi papasa. Wala naman yatang nasagot sa mga tanong ng bayan. I appreciate the visibility but that means nothing without transparency. Anong plano? Hindi naman pwedeng tiwala lang.”

Known for her funny and witty tweets, Ethel Booba joked about being even more late than the president because she failed to catch his speech on TV.

Chai Fonacier, Inday Varona-Espina, Juan Miguel Severo, and Paterno Esmaquel II also commented on the very late speech.

Here are other sentiments from the netizens on President Duterte’s latest public address.


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