The Matina Enclaves, Davao City — A video of President Rodrigo Duterte singing during a thanksgiving dinner in honor of Davao City media professionals has gone viral.
President Duterte showed his lighter side as he took to the stage to provide some of the night’s entertainment.
Mindanation’s Carlos Munda streamed a live video of the President’s performance, from late Friday evening to the early hours of Saturday.
The video of President Duterte’s live performance has been shared over 12,000 times, and has been viewed by over 500,000 people. Filipinos from all over the globe, including Saudi Arabia, Canada, South Korea, and Singapore, responded with likes, hearts and shares.
In the company of those he has known for decades, President Duterte was relaxed and comfortable .
While singing a Visayan song, the President was overcome with emotion and became teary-eyed, turning away from his audience, showing us all that even the strongest people can have a sensitive heart. You can see this touching moment around the 33 minute mark of the video, posted below.
The video now has over 16,000 comments from the President’s supporters in the Philippines and across the globe:
Ed Malagpo from Khubar, Saudi Arabia said:
God bless Mr. President, you are still our president after September 21, 2017. Continue with your journey and be safe always. Cheers!
Doris Guerre in Geneva said:
Hello po tatay Digong, huwag po sana kayong gigive up, kasama po ninyo kami sa laban. Walang iwanan, to hell with the oppositions, we love you forever tatay Digong.
Merlinda Chambers in the USA said:
Sooner i and my american husband will live in the philippines after he retire. I am not afraid bcoz my country 🇵🇭 is a place you can live peacefully. That is becoz of my pres duterte.
This outpouring of support for President Duterte, from his people just goes to show how much we, the Filipino people, love and support him.
Chilling with President Duterte. Ganito po sya pag nasa Davao, relaxed and comfortable with the people around him. People who have known him for decades. People who trust him and love him for all that he has done for our city.
Posted by MindaVote on Friday, September 22, 2017