Singer-actress Agot Isidro once again chided President Rodrigo Duterte over a picture that showed him as if he was on exhibit.
In a re-tweet of Duterte’s photo, Agot can’t help but compare it to Madame Tussauds wax exhibits because of Duterte being cordoned off from other people.
“Madame Tussauds levels.”
Madame Tussauds levels. https://t.co/QbmAaIAkGp
— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) September 14, 2020
Duterte is under tight security to prevent him from being infected by COVID-19.
In a previous statement, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque even said that Duterte is in perpetual isolation to secure the President’s health as he is already 75 years old and has Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD.
“There is a velvet rope that keeps him at least six feet away from everyone else. He’s in perpetual isolation, in the sense that the PSG has done a very good job in making sure that no one really comes close to the President,” said Roque.
Agot is a known Duterte critic who often calls out the government’s incompetence and abusive policies.
Meanwhile, in another subsequent tweet, Agot shared a picture of a star fruit or balimbing whom she associated with politicians.
“Minsan prutas. Madalas mga politico.”
Minsan prutas. Madalas mga politico. pic.twitter.com/nUiOBjaGsQ
— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) September 15, 2020
While she didn’t mention any politician, netizens shared some names that fit her description. And one of them is Speaker Alan Cayetano.
Naku maraming politiko na ganyan number 1 na si cayetano….kung cno ang nakapuwesto don cia hahaha
— kamforever (@mmcp0712) September 15, 2020
— Stranger (@RomanoRomansa) September 15, 2020
Taga taguig yan na prutas…surot sa lubot ni inutil😬
— pinasLaban🇵🇭 (@MariaMulleda) September 15, 2020
Cayetano is a known diehard Duterte supporter who ran as Duterte’s Vice President in the 2016 election. However, prior to jumping to the Nacionalista party and supporting Duterte, Cayetano was once a member of the Liberal Party during Pres. Noynoy Aquino’s term.
During the 2016 campaign, he was also the staunchest critic of the Marcoses and his rival VP candidate Bongbong Marcos.
Recently, Congress under his leadership has approved a bill making September 11 a local holiday in Ilocos Norte to celebrate the birth of the former dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
Aside from Cayetano, Pres. Spokesperson Harry Roque was also mentioned primarily because of the Pemberton issue.
akala ko harry roque
— ☜ Kent ® ᜃᜒᜈ᜔ᜆ᜔ ᜉᜈ᜔ᜃ᜔ᜑ᜔o (@khent_thoughts) September 15, 2020
Roque served as one of the lawyers of the family of Jennifer Laude who helped get a conviction for Pemberton.
However, after Duterte pardoned Pemberton, Roque changed tone saying it’s better for the country’s alliance with the US.
While some mentioned politicians there were also netizens who compared it to DDS showbiz personalities.
Pwedeng artista din — dami ngayon … miske sa mga paniniwala nila @robinhoodpadilla @marieltpadilla ?
— pitit (@kuripotako) September 15, 2020
parang artista din.. minsan katipunero minsan halik sa pwet ng mga kano… (gusto magka US visa para makasama sa US birther na asawa)…
— Kookie Park (@iamQueenPee) September 15, 2020