By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
While majority of Filipinos rejoiced the “spectacular” performance during Saturday’s opening of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG), Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has other things in her mind.
In her latest Instagram post, Mayor Duterte can’t hide her disappointment and posted what seems to be a swipe to the so-called “Imperial Manila” mentality of SEA Games organizers as Filipino athletes grooved to the beat of famous Hotdog song “Manila” during their entrance—even his father, President Rodrigo Duterte was seen enjoying to its beat.
“Di po ba Philippine flag ang dala? Why would you play the song Manila? Did Lapu-Lapu die for Manila? Wag po natin gawing excuse ang upbeat danceable song,” said Mayor Duterte.
Mayor Duterte also apparently voiced frustrated that Visayan people were not considered in choosing the appropriate theme for PH athletes during the SEA Games opening.
“Kami nagimbento ng ‘budots.’ Kaloko man oie. We should be inclusive when we want to encourage our countrymen to cheer,” said the Presidential daughter.
“Yes, nega ako, bakit? I am a Filipino but I don’t have one drop of Tagalog blood in me. Pure VisMin (Visayas-Mindanao) by birth and Ilocano by marriage,” she added.
Mayor Duterte last week taunted congressmen in her Instagram page for not listening to her, amidst series of blunder in the Philippines’ hosting of SEA Games which is headed by House Speaker Cayetano.
Cayetano chairs the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC).
“‘I told you so’ is a sure-fire way to kick-start and argument. In the same way, ‘you do not listen’ will ignite a conversation into a heated one,” said Duterte.
“May I just say to everyone in Congress, ‘I told you but you did not listen so there you go’,” she added.
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Di po ba Philippine flag ang dala? Why would you play the song Manila? Did Lapu-Lapu die for Manila? Wag po natin gawing excuse ang upbeat danceable song. Kami nagimbento ng budots. Kaloko man oie. We should be inclusive when we want to encourage our countrymen to cheer. Yes, nega ako, bakit? I am a Filipino but I don’t have one drop of Tagalog blood in me. Pure Vismin by birth and Ilocos by marriage. #bastabisayahilas add na natin German American for the glam.