Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is in Vientiane, Laos to attend the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits with a delegation of around 30 government officials.
But while a lot of social media users in the Philippines are still arguing over a number of things that they believe the president should or should not do, his supporters in Laos pay no heed to such things – and are simply glad that he’s there in the country and that they got the chance to meet him in person!
In honor of Pres. Duterte’s visit, the Filipino community of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) held a gathering. Upon his arrival at the venue, he was greeted with loud cheers and his supporters scrambled to shake his hand or ask for a selfie/groufie which the president readily obliged.
Many of his supporters back in the Philippines could not help but comment how warmly the president was welcomed in Laos – and that the crowd was reminiscent of those in the campaign period but you’d think he was a rock star (or matinee idol, perhaps?) just by watching at the rousing welcome the Filipino community in Laos gave him!
The venue was jam-packed with supporters who had their cameras and gadgets ready to record the president’s speech. It was easy to see that the president was quite in touch with his people – and that they were more than ready to welcome him in their midst.
Despite the reports of purported cussing and alleged ‘incompetence’ as president, this crowd believes that the president may not be perfect but is doing the best that he can for the country…
Meeting with the Filipino CommunityPresident Rodrigo Roa Duterte is greeted with loud cheers from the Filipino community of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) as he attends their gathering on the first day of his visit to Vientiane on September 5, 2016.
The President is in Lao PDR to attend the 28th and 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summits and Related Summits from September 6-8, 2016. #PartnerForChange #DuterteASEAN2016
Posted by Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines) on Monday, September 5, 2016