And talking about the political scene of Davao City, the Dutertes has once again proven their capabilities to hold power as they retain their seats whether the daughter is the mayor or the father is the vice-mayor, or whichever thing is, they still hold the key.
But unknown to those who are not from Davao there are still on-going rifts among the losers and the winners here. The infamous Speaker of the house Boy Nograles never conceded but rather made a protest claiming he was cheated, as always the case when losing in an election. But their rift did not just start right after Inday Sarah was proclaimed mayor, maybe even before I was born, that’s what the older folks have told me here. But during the May 10 elections it started with throwing mud at each others face, the Nograles camp claimed:
Ok, the Dutertes won, hoping for the best, as they say so.
But it did not end there. There are still other parties involve. Our constitution provides that there should be a separation of Church and the State, well, in theory… Yes! But not in practice… long before the election started Father Pete Lamata, a parish priest at Buhangin Church has entered a rift with pareng Rody, accusing the later of corruption and the like, Duterte retaliated about Pete, a priest having a wife and more hits below the belt. Discreetly Fr. Pete supported Nogie, of course as the situation called for. So, again the Dutertes won, and it turned out to be …..
PIKAT NIMO is a bisayan expression with a gesture of putting your finger under your eyes and stretch it open, usually done in disgust over someone in simply childish and playful insolent manner.
Although the Dutertes did not openly claimed posting all these banners, many had assumed the Dutertes did, and according to the barangay captain where these posters were planted, not until somebody naming Pete would claim and complain about these posters, they will not tear it down.
So as of press time, these posters are still there, as I have just taken this yesterday when we went to visit a friend in Cabantian area.
So that’s how I interpreted all these signs randomly posted around this city.
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