Despite his active implementation of the “War on Drugs” campaign that has gotten lots of controversial statements and coverage from the both the national and the international community, President Rodrigo Duterte continues to garner praises from citizens. This is because of his general simple and humble attitude that has earned him a large following.
One such netizen in the name of Norman Talimongan said that President Rodrigo Duterte became their “taxi driver.” He shared his encounter with the so-called president on his personal Facebook account, where it has reached 3,100 likes and reactions, 1,625 shares on other netizens’ timelines, and around 406 comments as of this writing.
According to him, he and his companions just finished playing “futsal,” or indoor football, when they decided to hail a taxi. To their surprise, the taxi driver who came to them resembled President Rodrigo Duterte – so much so that they have repeatedly asked the man if he was Duterte himself.
An excerpt of his status reads:
“We asked him “Pres kayo po ba yan” MARAMING BESES, Then always wala siyang sinabi then tumawa lang, nilapit ko ulit mukha ko then natataranta na yung mga foreigners na kasama namin sabay search ng mukha ni Pres.Duterte sa google para iconfirm Hahahaha! CONFIRMED! ang ingay ingay na nila sa taxi to the point na nag arabic na sila OJ sobra hahahaha!”
He reiterated that even though the taxi driver was not really the president, he said that he and his companions had fun during the taxi ride. According to him, the taxi driver did not have an ID on him by the dashboard, so he couldn’t determine if it was really President Rodrigo Duterte or not.
Meanwhile, lots of netizens commented on his post and said that the president was out of the country. According to them, he is in Brazil. Therefore, the person Talimongan and his companions encountered was probably just a lookalike.
As of this writing, there are no confirmed reports which state President Rodrigo Duterte is indeed in Brazil.
Read the netizen’s full post below:
Here are the netizens’ comments about it:
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