Duterte's Music Moment Got Meme'd Into Oblivion
President Rodrigo Duterte addressed the nation this morning to set things straight in his signature way, which included contemplatively listening to a song that captures his emotions during the crisis.
It wasn't just any song, however. The song, from a musician and friend of Duterte, has lines like, "Ikaw ang bantay sa lagusan. Protektahan ang mga mamamayan. 'Di uubra ang susuway, mga kriminal at pasaway." According to the President, the song is "the spirit that we have been longing for na, where we can express our, well, what we feel for the moment."
But it wasn't until GMA reporter Joseph Morong tweeted the video that a meme was born. Because what else is there to do when the President facepalms and listens to a song at the end of a broadcast, right? Of course, people got creative with the video. Here are some of the best riffs on the moment.
Lady Gaga - I'll Never Love Again
Don't wanna feel another touch pic.twitter.com/jpXP1Ad8Ml— Mañatita (@thysz) May 19, 2020
Kim Chiu - Bawal Lumabas
Fixed it. ?????????? pic.twitter.com/Aq1UTy651p— Aldric Jose (@ajdfonzo) May 19, 2020
iMarkkeyz - Cardi B Coronavirus (Remix)
how about pic.twitter.com/1vnhwMw3Fs— Niall Whorean???? (@serperoir) May 19, 2020
Sex Bomb Girls - Spaghetti
apir tayo pic.twitter.com/UPYUYlcGdY— ryujina george ???? (@TXTitaOfManila) May 19, 2020
Sick Beat - Ama Namin (Trap Remix)
Frank Sinatra - My Way
Mas okay na closing song na 'to sana pic.twitter.com/HsmaPoNY3B— DJ Deej Diaz ???????? (@deejdiazph) May 19, 2020
Lorde - Liability
Parokya Ni Edgar - Inuman Na