President Rodrigo Duterte made comic relief out of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo in his speech Sunday (March 19) in front of the Filipino community in Myanmar, which the Chief Executive is currently visiting.
Panelo probably deserved it too, as he wore an “ube”-colored suit which was quite hard to ignore even to the eyesight of a 71-year-old man. It probably reminded him of the purple suit worn by the Joke, Batmank’s arch-vilain.
“Lani, si Mrs. Cayetano is the mayor of Taguig… Dala-dala ko po nandidito si Director General Isidro Lapeña sa PDEA… at ‘yung Secretary Salvador Panelo, ang presidential .. siya lang ang naiba kulay… Ang ganda ng ano niya,” Duterte said in the part wherein he noticed Panelo sticking out attire-wise.
The crowd at Horizon Lake View Hotel who had just warmly received Duterte and his entourage responded to the joke with much laughter.
Panelo probably just laughed it off too, because he’s the President. And seriously, nobody wears a purple yam suit.
Duterte’s official visit to the ASEAN neighbor will last two days. #