- A video of former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas commending President Rodrigo Duterte went viral on social media
- The video from ANC was taken before President Duterte's filing of candidacy for 2016 elections
- The video on YouTube already gained more than 120,000 views
President Rodrigo Duterte and former Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas have the most expressive supporters when it comes to both side's political rivalry.
A video of Roxas from ANC went viral on social media. The video shows the former secretary, praising the former Davao mayor's quality governance in Davao City. Roxas also expressed his support to the president in implementing Federalism in the country.
Roxas said in the video: "Davao City has always been known for having a clear set of rules, these rules are steadfastly, reliably, and consistently applied. You know exactly what is good citizenship and bad citizenship."
Roxas added that the notable quality of governance in Davao City can be beneficial to other parts of the country. He also mentioned that Federalism would provide "an alternative solution to a problem"
The date when the video was taken is unknown, yet, a website confirmed that it was taken before the filing of candidacy of President Duterte for the 2016 Elections.
Different interpretations of netizens emerged as Roxas' remarks were made even before the rivalry of the two when they both ran for the presidency for 2016.
One netizen furiously reacted to the video and said: “Ha! Ha! Ano daw? Totoo ba ito marimar o isa sa mga bago mong gimik? Parang lahat ng klaseng panlalait nung eleksyon na tanggap ni president digong syo ah, tsaka ano nga pla ung sabi mo nun alam mo kung san nakakabili ng droga sa davao at makati di ba! Kung talagang sincere ka bat di mo ngayon ipagtuturo ung nalalaman mong mga pusher drug lords sa makati at davao ngayon, baka maniwala p kmi syo.”
Another netizen said that people should instead be grateful because it is a gesture of cooperation. She said: “Hay naku' Mabuti nga at nakiki Isa na sya sa ang ating mahal na pangulo ibig sabihin makiisa na sila.. Iyan naman ang gusto ng bansa natin .. Ang magkaisa na ang lahat para sa ating mga mamamayan.. Tama na bangayan at tutsadahan.. Para naman magkaroon na tayo ng kapayapaan sa mga susunod na panahon.. Alang alang sa bagong Herenation.. Ngayon tayo dapat magmahalan.. At magkaroon ng matibay na pagtutulungan... God bless po sa boong bansa ng Pilipinas.” sorry di ko babasahin pag
The viral video gained more than 120,000 views on YouTube.