Ang mahal ng power nap sa Singapore pa! Netizens slam Duterte for sleeping on the job - The Daily Sentry

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Ang mahal ng power nap sa Singapore pa! Netizens slam Duterte for sleeping on the job

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte listens to the discussions during the bilateral meeting with Japan at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore on November 15 / Presidential photo from PCOO

Manila, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte’s supposed nap draws flak online because he missed several meetings during the regional summit in Singapore.

Some of the netizen, criticized the chief executive for sleeping on the job, telling him not to take power naps while working, especially if he was on official foreign trip paid by taxpayers money.

On 'power naps'

President Duterte attended the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore from November 13 to 15. He will then visit the Papua New Guinea from November 16 to 18 for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

“He skipped six key events for “power naps.” Power naps? If anybody else took a power nap during work, they’d be fired. The work is demanding. If you can’t do it, you shouldn’t have run in the first place. Idi0t,” a netizen said, with a twitter name @wanggo_g

“Mag power nap ka #Duterte sa bansa mo wag sa official business mo na ginastusan namin mga tax payers ng ilang million,” @ErickNavales also commented.

“Power naps are supposed to give you energy for your activities. Si Duterte lang ang nag-papower nap para mag-absent sa trabaho. If he wanted to sleep he could just have done it in Davao. Sobrang mahal naman yun power nap na yan. #DuterteTamad.” @gapolicarpio added

Even the actress Agot Isidro, a known critic of the president said, Hiyang-hiya naman si Malaysian PM Mahathir bin Mohamad  (93 years old) sa iyo

'No bad effect'

Meanwhile, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. said that the president’s absence “absolutely doesn’t reflect badly” to the country.*

In a press conference in Singapore Thursday (November 15), the DFA chief noted that he also saw different ASEAN leaders “stand up and leave” during meetings, even the chairman.

“I can tell you, it doesn’t reflect badly [on the Philippines],” Locsin said, noting that critics were only making it a big issue.

The president reportedly skipped four meetings, which include: the ASEAN-Australia Informal Breakfast Summit, the 20th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit, the Working Lunch hosted by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Second Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit.

In the absence of Duterte in the said meetings, Locsin was there to represent, with statements prepared, thus, whoever reads them will not make any difference.

“Statements are prepared by the experts. I could read it, he (Duterte) could read it, it will not make any difference,” Locsin said

President Rodrigo Duterte during the 33rd ASEAN Summit with some of his Cabinet members. Teddyboy Locsin Jr. on his left. 

Source: Politiko