– Senator Antonio Trillanes IV criticized President Rodrigo Duterte for watching movies instead of working
– Gabriela Alliance also called out the President regarding this matter
– The Palace has already spoken regarding the issue
Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV called out President Rodrigo Duterte over the photo of him watching Django Unchained on Netflix, while he was not seen in public working recently.
KAMI learned that Trillanes called the President “lazy” and that he was acting like a “king”, as reported by the GMA News Online (author Dona Magsino).
“Bakit hindi siya nagtatrabaho? Hindi ka ibinoto ng tao para manuod ka ng Netflix nang isang linggo. Hindi pwede ‘yan, hindi ka ordinaryong tao,” Trillanes said.
“Lumalabas dito, since wala naman siya sa ospital, ibig sabihin wala siyang sakit, ibig sabihin lang nito tamad siya, kawawa naman yung taumbayan na naso-short change siya dahil parang hari ‘yung kanilang ibinoto kasi pawardi-wardi lang,” he continued.
However, the Palace has commented over the criticism of Trillanes against the President.
“Alam mo ‘yang si Trillanes ay hindi ko na pinapatulan ang kabalbalan nyan… Parang hindi na nag-iisip kung magsalita ‘yan. As if hindi siya nagpapahinga, as if hindi siya natutulog, as if hindi siya nanonood ng TV,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.
In a different report by the GMA News (author Erwin Colcol), Gabriela Alliance also slammed President Duterte for watching on Netflix.
“Anong klaseng presidente itong limang araw na nakapahinga at papetiks-petiks habang ang taumbayan ay ‘di magkandaugaga sa pagtaas ng singil sa kuryente, kawalan ng regular na suplay ng tubig, nagtataasang presyo ng bilihin at iba pang atake sa kabuhayan?” Gabriela Secretary General Joms Salvador said.
“Kung gusto ni Duterte na mag-relax at manood ng Netflix, mag-resign na lang siya sa pagkapangulo, nang makapag-relax na rin ang taumbayan sa kahirapan at karahasan na dulot niya,” Salvador added.
During the weekend, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat shared a photo of President Duterte watching on Netflix after asking why he had been out for the last five days.