Protocol alert: Duterte faces Twitter backlash over ‘dugyot’ look in Russia
The presidential protocol officers might want to double check if their boss is properly dressed in future events after a fashion gaffe in Russia.
Several netizens have taken jabs at President Duterte for his shabby appearance during a recent meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow. Some criticized Duterte was shameless for disrespecting the host with his unkempt look.
In the photos released by the Palace, Duterte wore a white shirt with an unbuttoned collar and a loose tie. The Palace has defended the President’s fashion sense, saying he dresses for comfort, and not to please other people.
@velsky71 commented: “Ang dugout talaga tingnan sana inalis na lang niya ang necktie niya kaysa ganyan. Honest opinion untidy talaga tinga.”
Former Presidential Communications official Manolo Quezon said: “Pointless to point out that the job can’t be done if from the start the host (and their population) are antagonised by the discourtesy of being sloppy: particularly in societies like China or Russia where formality matters.”
@gangbadoy wrote: “‘Necktie lang yun e.’ EXACTLY. Necktie na nga lang e.”
@envoyForHim said: “It shows his lack of respect to person and high office of his counterpart as well as the countries they both represent.”
Rodrigo #Duterte showed up a bit unkempt for the meeting with the Russian PM Medvedev in Moscow and the Russian internet is having a blast: "Did he drink all night?", "Did he just leave the pub?", "Do Filipinos know what a (state visit) protocol is?" people ask. #DuterteInRussia pic.twitter.com/U823KExjDW— Pavel Vondra (@pavelvond) October 2, 2019
"Necktie lang yun e."— Gang Capati (@gangbadoy) October 3, 2019
EXACTLY. Necktie na nga lang e.
“PPRD dresses up for comfort.”— Steuart 👕 (@Stewart___O) October 3, 2019
Brace yourselves, gais. May chance in the future na magsa-sando na lang yan. https://t.co/KWcUgwjJ3Z
Duterte meeting with Russian PM Medvedev, "showed up a bit unkempt."— Dan Santos (@DanSantos8) October 3, 2019
Not the first time.
Dec 2016, Duterte meeting with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni, "drew the ire of Cambodians."
Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s self-respect. ~ Charles Hix pic.twitter.com/jwjU8febQ8
Very true! Proper gestures can be seen on how you dress and it show disrespect to any host if you dress disappropriate just like this. In italy its a shame to face the mayor or the queen just like that!— Mcknly Morgan (@McknlyMorgan) October 3, 2019
As they say, look good, feel good, do good.
Kayo ba'y galing sa opisina at medyo pagod? Wala kayong ibang gagawin kung hindi mag relax umupo sa sofa, mag tanggal ng sapatos mag suot ng tsinelas at mag salin ng Banayad Whiskey 🥃 pic.twitter.com/y6rZkjUUYI— 🐯 TigerMudra 🌈 (@TigerMudra) October 4, 2019
You normally loosen your tie when you are about to leave from work—- NOT WHEN YOU ARE AT WORK. Do people at the Palace wear their ties this way?— dodi gonzalez (@dodigon) October 3, 2019
Dressing well is a form of good manners. – Tom Ford— pat (@patrissshh) October 3, 2019
Duterte obviously doesn’t have any.
He was just portraying to be a cool, easy go lucky guy with a loose tie! Like a dog would you rather wear a tight collar chain or a loose one?— Fortune Guevarra (@FortuneGuevarra) October 2, 2019
Duterte is the only Philippine president who has complete disregard of protocol and decorum. He brings shame to us. And your university decides to give him a doctorate on diplomacy? That’s the height of irony.— Gina A. Policarpio (@gapolicarpio) October 3, 2019
Ang dugyot talaga tignan sana inalis na lng niya ang necktie niya kaysa ganyan. Honest opinion untidy talaga tignan 🙄— Vel (@velsky71) October 3, 2019
Most Filipinos know protocol or at least know how to show respect to the host; this guy is just shameless and, with his policies, he tends to be more Chinese than Filipino.— Mauve (@MauveV) October 3, 2019
What an embarrassment for all Filipinos 🤬🤬🤬— jdenn07 (@jdenn07) October 3, 2019
Dugyot tlga parang laging lasing— gerryoloteo (@gerryoloteo1) October 3, 2019
It shows his lack of respect to person and high office of his counterpart as well as the countries they both represent.— jolac (@EnvoyForHim) October 3, 2019