Netizen to Duterte critics: "He is in pain but he never stops in serving his people!” - The Daily Sentry

Netizen to Duterte critics: "He is in pain but he never stops in serving his people!”

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was forced to cut short his Japan trip last Tuesday after attending Emperor Naruhito's enthronement ceremony due to the 'unbearable pain in his spinal column near the pelvic bone' as a consequence of his fall during his motorcycle ride inside the Malacañang Palace last Thursday, October 17.

The 74-year old president has to skip the Japanese emperor's banquet at the Imperial Palace and requested her daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte to represent him and attend on his behalf.

The president's health has been subject of speculations in the past few months. During his recent trip in Russia, Duterte told the Filipino community that he suffers from an autoimmune illness that could potentially have serious complications.

President Rodrigo Duterte (L) arrives to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japan's Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on October 22, 2019. (Photo by Carl Court)
PRRD in Moscow, Russia / Credits to Presidential Photos
Malacañang earlier this month said the illness was not serious and there was nothing to worry about.

In the midst of speculations about Duterte's health, a post from netizen Noel Landero Sarifa had drawn reactions from social media as he wrote a powerful message addressed not just to the critics of the President but to his fellow Filipino as well.

His post reads: 

"Sa mga Kritiko ni Duterte, Look At our President! He is Old, He is in Pain but he never stops in serving his people.

All I ask from you is to help us build a nation. see the goodness in him, see the purpose of what he does, not just on what wrong you think he is doing. Ilang dekada na akong nabubuhay bilang Pilipino pero ngaun lang tayo nagkaroon ng presidente na puro trabaho.

PRRD in Japan with daughter Mayor Sara Duterte | Photo by Carl Court
Let us take advantage of this times, imbes na batuhin, tawanan, kutyain at puro na lang kontra, meron pang gusto na syang mamatay.

He is old but he is persistent

He is tired but he pursue

He is physically weak but strong willed

He is doing this for us, ako, tayo, kasama ka. Sana lang imbes na magreklamo, itanong mo na lang sa sarili mo, " Ano ba ang maitutulong ko?" at sa kaunting paraan na alam mo tumulong tayo.

This is the time na ipakita natin sa mundo na kaya nating magka-isa para sa bayan. Hindi dahil sa political preference natin. This is the time na magkapit bisig tayo para ibangon ang Pilipinas. Let us be proud pinoy, sa salita, sa isip at sa gawa.

Photo by Presidential Communcations

Let this be a wake up call to us all Filipinos, before it's too damn late..

Building a nation is a NOT A ONE MAN JOB, IT IS OUR JOB!"

Source: Noel Landero Sarifa | Facebook