A lot of netizens and celebrities were taken aback by President Rodrigo Duterte when he sided with Vice President Leni Robredo for the first time, whom he had usually belittled in most of his speeches.
This was when Presidential Anti-Crime Commission’s (PACC) Manuelito Luna wanted an investigation into VP Robredo’s COVID-19 relief operations since it was “competing” with the president’s own efforts.
In a very un-Duterte like move, the president said that Robredo had done nothing wrong. He even fired Luna from the PACC for his actions.
Former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque tweeted a caricature of the president and vice-president united in fighting COVID-19 that even went viral.
On his Twitter account, a caricature of President Rodrigo Duterte kissing Vice President Leni Robredo on the forehead with a caption, “Unity at the time of Covid 19”
Unity at the time of Covid 19 pic.twitter.com/mIpIhp84LN
— Harry Roque (@attyharryroque) April 5, 2020
A lot of netizens find it funny and cringey at the same time,
Seriously, feeling ko nasa mid-life crisis stage kana ng buhay mo
— Mar(x)c (@Mrcxism) April 5, 2020
The #Dubredo even trended on Twitter due to memes of the President and Vice President.
— Mr. Fahrenheit (@CaptNavigande) April 6, 2020
Find someone who will look at you the way Dubredo look at each other. ❣ pic.twitter.com/pZmSFwvrcl
— Tatney☠ (@shaaazkneee) April 6, 2020