- A few hours before the start of President Duterte's SONA 2018 speech, friends and presidential family took photos together
- The photo went viral and was not well received by netizens saying that PRRD is too proud to flaunt his two families
- The photo received more than 14,000 views as of its first upload by ABS-CBN
President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his 3rd State of the Nation Address Speech (SONA) 2018 at the Batasan Pambansa, Monday, July 23.
However, aside from the late start of the speech, the turn of events in the Lower Chamber's leadership, as well as the opposition's rallies, a family picture of Duterte with his ex-wife Elizabeth Zimmerman and 3 children took netizen's attention, which later turned into the height of social media fury.
KAMI learned about the said photo when it first went viral during Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte's upload to Instagram, which gained support and praises, especially from fellow Davaoeños.
Netizens got bothered by what they threw off as a 'fake stunt' by the president when he and his former spouse and children posed together for a picture.
"May 1st family & may 2nd family. Onli in da Pilipins! Haha!"
On ABS-CBN's Facebook post, critics called out Duterte as a 'philanderer', whose pride is not only his 'misogynistic' attitude but also his 2 families as a result of the former.
Fuming netizens even invoked biblical verses to slur proper family-running lectures on the president, as they deem it not worthy to be showcased to the world.
"Ang gulo nang buhay ni Duterte. Ganito ang pinaggagawa sa buhay niya, diba awkward. Paano na sila honeylet at kitty .sinama na sana para patas. Hindi magandang halimbawa sa bayan. Aanhin mo ang karangyaan kung pati DIOS na may likha sa atin ay binabastos sa haligi nang pamilyang ito. Lahat at waley. No breeding!"
"1 Timothy 1:8-11 But we know that the law is good, if one makes use of it properly."
"Kitang kita sa body language ng bawat myembro na HINDI maayos ang kalagayan ng pamilyang ito spiritually. Maski anong dami ng salapi bale wala kung walang dinidios kundi salapi at kapangyarihan. Kawawang mga nilalang."
"Kung hindi nga nya maayos ang pamilya niya! ang bansang Pilipinas pa kaya?"
One netizen even tagged Duterte's children as Baste being a substance abuser, Inday Sara being Davao city's corrupt mayor, and Paolo being a 'drug lord'.
"Yung isa sumisinghot ng mariju@na, yung nakablue kinorap ang proyekto sa Davao, yung isa drug lord, at yung ama drug protector at may bilyong pisong account sa bangko. Iyong nakapula yun lang ang matino sa picture na to."
"Such is a dysfunctional family with a philandering husband that a picture together with his family is considered rare."
Another netizen even labeled Honeylet Avanceña as a mistress, equating that of a common law wife.
Nevertheless, other netizens expressed their support and salute to the president's transparency, by not concealing his family from the public and the rest of the world.
"Sinong perfect ba sa buhay , ang president nagpaka tutuo lang , kahit na wala na sila ng asawa nya ang respito nanjan pa rin kasi mahal nya mga anak niya at ina pa rin sya ng mga anak niya ,hindi nya kina hihiya . Dami jan mga epokreto subra ."
"Para skn saludo aqu ky president Digong ..kumara sa Mga nkaraan ..administration...excellent sya skn ... maging open minded nga Kyo...Huwag manghusga ....basta nagawa nya ng maayos ang katungkolan nya sa bayan .. at maraming naggawa sa bansa."
"Tandaan na sina Digong ang Elizabeth ay matagal nang annulled kaya pwede nang ikasal ni Digong si Honeylet pero hindi nya ginawa yun kasi bilang respeto sa mga anak niya."
"POGI NG PRESIDENTE KO.. masaya kami dahil ikaw ang presidente namin... hayaan mo lng ung mga nag rarally kaylangan nila yan para may makain sila sa pang araw araw.. Mas marami parin sumusuporta sayo. Hndi mo kaylangan mag bayad pra sa suporta. Ung pag mamalasakit mo sa bayan sapat na."
As of the posting, the picture has garnered over 14,000 views on social media. See the viral post below:
The Duterte-Zimmerman's reason for annulment was revealed by President Duterte himself during an interview with Philstar.com, when he said that it was not he who parted ways and got fed up with Elizabeth's relationship. The president then said it was the other way around. According to him, it was Zimmerman who filed the annulment. Therefore, he opted to go with ex-wife's nurse, Honeylet Avanceña, who is now his common law wife.
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