The shopping capital of the Philippines became the subject of social media trending topics after it transformed from a dirty, chaotic, and crowded place to a clean and orderly area – all thanks to the Duterte effect.
Divisoria, considered by many as a haven for shopping, transformed into somewhat a newly opened area on Sunday, according to a Facebook user who uploaded photos of the area clean and orderly. He said that the transformation is brought about by the Duterte effect, attracting positive change in all parts of the country.
The social media user, known as Del Rosario Esteves Ed, referred to the “Duterte effect” as the positive impact of the leadership of the country’s new leader, President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Recto Divisoria totoo ba ito? [Recto Divisoria is this real?]” he asked, as if he could not believe what he was seeing with his two own eyes.
The picture shows no illegal vendors scattered in the area and no trash littered on the streets.
This kind of Divisoria will attract more tourists and visitors to the area. The officials just need to work on its security measures to ensure that the shoppers are safe while doing their shopping.
“I think, officials of Metro Manila is trying to imitate our current President, Duterte made Davao as one of the cleanest cities in the Philippines and every officials must imitate his kind of governance,” Pinoy Trending quoted an unknown person who was allegedly a “non-supporter” of Duterte.
Pinoy Trending also revealed that the possibility of people using their gadgets in the area is not far from happening. It said that this is because the President has somehow instilled a good kind of fear in these criminals. That would result in a peaceful and safer country.
President Duterte’s main advocacies include fighting illegal drugs, corruption, and criminality.