While the official caption of the one-on-one conversation between President Duterte and his top cop, Gen. Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa reads:
PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa nagrereport na kay President Duterte ngayong araw sa Malacañang Palace August 16, 2016.. sigurado marami pa silang magandang plano para sa bansa natin kaya saludo po kami sa inyo at maraming maraming salamat po.
The man who is in charge of getting rid of the drug menace in the Philippines couldn’t help but poke fun at his President’s fondness for “maruya” (fried bananas). On his personal page, Gen. Dela Rosa – who is well-known for his sense of humor – wrote an alternative dialogue between him and President (who he still refers to as Mayor) Duterte:
Bato: Sir, ito ang menu na ipapaluto natin sa kusinero mo dito sa Malacañang para sa susunod na meeting. Pinakaimportante dito ang sinuglaw (kinilaw + grilled pork).
Mayor: Mahirap ang gusto mo kasi walang sariwang isda dito sa Manila. Oorder pa tayo nyan sa Davao!
Bato: Maruya na lang ang bagsak natin palagi nito sir.
Just goes to show that when you’re out fighting the bad guys 24/7, it helps to be able to laugh once in a while.