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BREAKING ANOTHER PRESIDENTIAL TRADITION

Heroes photos in, Duterte portraits out

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 07:22 PM July 18, 2017

President Rodrigo Duterte is eyeing to issue an order to prohibit the display of his framed photos in all government offices.

In a speech before the military during the ceremonial turnover of pistols in Malacañang on Tuesday, Duterte said he wanted government offices to display the portraits of heroes instead.

He made the remark as he lamented why Visayan hero Lapu-Lapu was only referred to as the name of a fish.

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He recalled that when he was a city mayor of Davao for over 20 years, he did not want his photos to be put on display at local government offices.

A photograph of the incumbent Philippine President  traditionally adorns government offices, especially military establishments, to show the current commander in chief.

“Display instead the pictures of our heroes. We are nothing compared to them. We have not yet arrived at that. I’ll issue the order. I want our children to emulate our heroes. As you see, some of those who are on the display photos had faced cases of graft and corruption,” he said.

The President did not elaborate when he wanted the order to take effect.

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