Senator Go on President Duterte’s “simple” birthday meal: “Simple lunch lang naman talaga”
Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go defended President Rodrigo Duterte after netizens criticized him for his “simple” birthday meal.
On Sunday, President Duterte celebrated his 76th birthday at his house in Davao City. Photos provided by Senator Go showed that President Duterte was sitting in front of rice with a single candle.
In his Facebook, Senator Go captioned: “Nag Blow ng Kandila ngayon lang! Simpleng pananghalian lamang”. However, a certain netizen named “Chammy Toot” uploaded a now-deleted video on Facebook wherein a full Lechon was present on the table.
With this, Senator Go went all-in on the defense of the President.
According to GMA News’ Joseph Morong, Senator Go said that it really was just a “simple” lunch with the family in his small house in Davao City and that’s really how the President celebrated his birthday. Senator Go also said that no one — including the President — even got dressed up.
“Simple lunch lang naman talaga. Sila-sila lang pamilya sa munting tahanan niya sa Davao. Ganun naman mag-birthday PRRD [President Rodrigo Roa Duterte]. Wala pa ngang bihis. Presidente ‘yan. Ayaw n’yo ba pakainin man lang ng pagkain na kinakain naman ng ordinaryong Pilipino kahit saan…kahit man lang sa kaarawan niya? Sa mga bumabatikos kay Pangulo, tingin kayo sa salamin. Mas cute pa ang lechon sa inyo,” Senator Go said.
Meanwhile, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday said during an interview on Unang Balita that the critics of the party were just showing “crab mentality”.