Singer and dancer Gary Valenciano expressed his support to President Rodrigo Duterte after the latter made his recent televised address yesterday.
On a tweet, Valenciano said that despite seeing many opinions about Duterte, the celebrity was only focused on one thing, to pray for the President.
“To our president, President Rodrigo Duterte, there are so many opinions after each time you speak, but I choose to look over all that’s said and simply follow what I know my God wants me to do; and that is to keep you covered in prayer. God bless you, sir…God bless us all,” Valenciano said.
To our president, President Rodrigo Duterte, there are so many opinions after each time you speak, but I choose to look over all that’s said and simply follow what I know my God wants me to do; and that is to keep you covered in prayer. God bless you sir…God bless us all??????
— GARY VALENCIANO (@GaryValenciano1) April 6, 2020
The post of Valenciano gained different reaction from his followers.
“Sure kang ayan gusto ni God?” netizen @_ngalhe0 asked the celebrity.
“Finally, someone with sense..hindi puro negative..thank you po sir gary v!..being a public figure, your tweet brings positivity..likewise, i always include the president in my prayers..god bless po!” @itsyourkat1 commented.
“Hi, Mr. Gary. It’s what God wants us to be —to submit ourselves to authorities. Thank you for being a good example to everyone. Your life is such a blessing!” netizen @iamszimpaul remarked.
Valenciano’s comment about President Duterte seems different from his eldest son Gab, who’s known for being critical to the administration and even questioned the morality of the chief executive a few years ago.
“In this case, would you, who was born and raised a Filipino with the values and morals set and taught to you by past generations, appoint a president who completely rejects the morals we Filipinos are known for? Family. Faith. Tact… “I’m sorry, but leadership does not justify compromise… This is the sad reality. The Philippines’ greatest weakness isn’t the government anymore, it’s the people who so eagerly, desperately and blindly fall for anything that looks and sounds good… No doubt, Duterte is a leader who leads and leads well. But what about the model and nature in which that leadership is put across? Doesn’t that matter anymore? I respect him for his honesty and eagerness to lead our country back on track, but I cannot support his morality,” Gab wrote in 2015.
A few days ago, Gab even warned a certain public official that they’re going to oust him if he refused to resign from his position.
“There’s corruption, then there’s pure idiocy. It’s one thing to steal our money, another to put your own people at risk. Disappointment isn’t the word. Disgust would be more appropriate. Step down, sir. Or we will do it for you,” Gab said.