Punctuality is certainly not the President's strongest suit.
On late Monday night, March 30, President Rodrigo Duterte's pre-recorded address – supposed to air at 4 pm – was broadcast as live much later at around 11 pm, 7 hours past the original schedule.
This drew out frustration from many netizens who were expecting the President to address urgent concerns: the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act that grants Duterte "special" powers, the coronavirus situation in the country, and, essentially what everyone has been waiting for – a concrete plan to address the public health crisis.
Netizens expressed their dismay via memes, taking a jab at Duterte's growing reputation as the "late" president. The hashtag #DuterteStandardTime trended Monday night, just as his public address aired.
Check out some of the most amusing tweets and memes so far:
Maybe, just maybe, the "spirit of the glass" could work.
Time is a social construct.
Who doesn't love a good siesta?
Late-night talk show host in the making.
Blink the lights once if yes, blink twice if no.
Faith in forever restored.
A Twitter user reminded everyone not to normalize Duterte's (lack of) "sense of urgency" as the country battles a pandemic.
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