Friday, November 2, 2018

Duterte jokes on All Saint's Day: "Get hold of a picture of mine, 'yan ang ilagay niyo sa altar, Santo Rodrigo."



President Rodrigo Duterte as he throws a joke on All Saint's Day. Image credit to Rappler
Once again, President Rodrigo Duterte can't help himself not to throw jokes most especially mocking Catholics on their beliefs on saints. 

Duterte repeatedly earned ire on his remarks on Christian faith when he referred to a "stupid God", in the story of the creation. 

The president was about to wrap up a joint situation briefing on the effects of Typhoon Rosita in Cauayan, Isabela when he greeted the crowd with "Happy All Saints' Day," but quickly questioned the holiday observed in the predominantly Catholic country.


All Saint's Day

As many Catholics are visiting their loved ones and hours after Malacanang released a statement in celebration of All Saints' Day, Duterte questioned the holiday why it was called 'All Saint's Day' where most Filipinos don't recognize  all the saints. 

"Happy All Saints'... Bakit naman... tarantado talaga itong mga Katoliko ang puta, bakit ba may All Souls' Day tapos may All Saints' Day, 'di nga natin alam ano 'yung mga santo..." he said.

"Sino 'yung mga gago na 'yun, mga lasenggo. Dito na lang kayo, I'll give you one patron, para hindi na kayo magpasyal. Get hold of a picture of mine, 'yan ang ilagay niyo sa altar, Santo Rodrigo," he added.


President Rodrigo Duterte visits the tomb of his parents at the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Davao City on November 1, 2018. Image and caption credit to Inquirer.net

Duterte's message on All Soul's Day

Before Duterte's joke on All Saint' day, Duterte said it was every Filipino's obligation to visit their loved ones who passed away. He called everyone to "emulate our saints."

"I call on the entire nation to honor those who have gone before us in the grace of God. Their legacy remains an important part of who were are today and we have much to gain from their virtuous example," Duterte said in his message for the public holiday.

"It's practically part of the culture but more than that, it's something that's very important for us to commune with our ancestors," he said.

"It's practically part of the culture but more than that, it's something that's very important for us to commune with our ancestors," he added.

Image credit to Inquirer

On Thursday, President Duterte visited his parents tomb in the Roman Catholic Public Cemetery in his hometown Davao City.


Duterte flew back to Davao City to pay respects to his parents, Vicente and Soledad, shortly after his post-disaster briefing on the effects of Typhoon Rosita held in Cauayan, Isabela

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Source: GMA