GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines – This week, expect a rather unconventional Christmas greeting from presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte.
The mayor of Davao City, who is known – and admired by many – for his tough stance against criminality, will be releasing a political advertisement addressed to criminals.
His message for drug traffickers, corrupt officials, criminals, and those who have made life very hard for the Filipinos: “Kung ayaw ninyong huminto at patuloy pa rin ang karahasan, ito na ang huli ninyong Merry Christmas.” (If you will not stop and the violence continues, this will be your last Merry Christmas.)
The video will be shown in theaters nationwide this week, although its audio version is already out on radio.
Sexy dancer Mocha Uson, however, posted the 30-second ad on her Facebook page on Tuesday, December 22, generating over 800,000 views and shared by more than 40,000 viewers within 5 hours of posting.
Shot apparently inside Duterte’s office at the City Hall of Davao, the political ad goes back to Duterte’s messaging, which has endeared him most to his supporters: fighting crime and corruption.
This is only the 2nd advertisement that the Duterte camp has produced. The first one was “Tapang at Malasakit,” which also drew millions of viewers and generated popular support. But that was more than 8 months ago, when the ad was more of a trial balloon for him.
The latest ad was reportedly produced by an action star who avidly supports him. – Rappler.com