MANILA, Philippines – What will the nickname of president-elect Rodrigo Duterte be?
Filipinos are fond of giving presidents nicknames. In the past, we had PNoy for outgoing President Benigno Aquino III, Erap for Joseph Estrada, PGMA for Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, FVR for Fidel V Ramos, and PCA for Cory Aquino.
Duterte is expected to be proclaimed next week after winning a landslide victory in the 2016 presidential election. He won at least 38.6% (15,933,489) of the votes. Trailing behind him are Liberal Party bet Manuel Roxas II with 9,692,478 votes, Grace Poe with 8,932,632 votes, United Nationalist Alliance’s Jejomar Binay with 5,315,406 votes, and Miriam Defensor Santiago with 1,420,703 votes
All the presidential candidates – with the exception of incumbent Vice President Binay and Senator Santiago – conceded to Duterte’s win.
During their press briefing on Friday, May 13, Duterte’s spokesman Peter Laviña wondered about the nickname of Duterte once he gets inaugurated on June 30. (READ: From Pigong to PDiggy: What to call president-elect Duterte?)
Fortunately, the Filipinos were to the rescue. Netizens offered some witty nicknames for the president-elect on social media through the #NextPresidentialNickname – a hashtag introduced by Rappler.
We got several witty and interesting nicknames including DU30, POP, PGong, PRody or simply President Duterte. What do you think of them?
From the oft-suggested nicknames, we asked netizens to pick their most favorite option on Facebook. ‘DU30’ so far got the most number of votes.
Do you have other suggestions for the the nickname of president-elect Duterte? Comment below or share your suggestion on X! – Raisa Serafica/Rappler.com