- A lot of social media users criticized the government for its actions towards COVID-19 crisis
- They are disappointed with how President Rodrigo Duterte is handling the current situation
- The hashtag “Oust Duterte” even became trending in the online world
- However, amid the heavy criticism, the supporters of the President expressed their opinion by using another hashtag
The hashtag “I stand with the President” suddenly became trending on social media amid the heavy criticism that the Philippine government has been receiving.
KAMI learned that many Filipinos are outraged because of how the President and his officials are handling the novel coronavirus crisis in the country.
They expressed their disappointment specifically on the subpoena issued by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) against Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto.
They also reacted negatively on the recent speech of President Duterte where he ordered the armed forces to “shoot” whoever will put their lives in danger.
"My orders are sa pulis pati military, pati mga barangay na pagka-ginulo at nagkaroon ng okasyon na lumaban at ang buhay ninyo ay nalagay sa alanganin, shoot them dead," he quipped.
Despite the heavy criticism, many people still managed to air their support for the 75-year-old politician through the hashtag “I stand with the President.”
The said phrase also opposed the call of some netizens to oust President Duterte and let Vice President Leni Robredo take charge of the country.
“Just a small appreciation for our president and to all frontliners. Give yourself a chance to understand what he wants you to understand,” a netizen wrote.
In a previous article by KAMI, Robin Padilla has a message to those who want to oust President Duterte.
Rodrigo Duterte is the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines. He is pushing to change the system of government from democratic to federal.
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