Aside from his image as the undisputed leader when it comes to discipline and punishment, Presumptive President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte is also renowned for his candid wit and outwardly endless humor which seem to only add charm to his likability.
It was this one segment of GMA Network’s Sunday Pinasaya that made Duterte well-wishers burst into laughter over the weekend. Comedian Jose Manalo played a character named "Rodney Juterte" – the actor’s comical take on incoming President Rodrigo Duterte.
Manalo perfectly imitated most mannerisms and gestures of the 71-year-old executive. He even got the tough-talking mayor’s tone and way of speaking down pat. For the most part, Manalo did not fail to deliver his character when he appeared sporting a plaid shirt identical to the kind Duterte wears.
Along with “Rodney Juterte”, there’s also “Simpleni” – a character impersonator of Camarines Sur Representative and leading vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo who pledged to recognize and uplift Filipinos who are in the "laylayan" (marginalized) sectors once she get elected.
Lighten up your day with this exclusive parody faceoff of the country’s future leaders, Rodrigo Duterte and Leni Robredo.
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