LOOK: Parody social media page offers events services in Malacañang
Following presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte’s photo shoot within Malacañang grounds, a parody social media account called “Malacañang Events & Catering Services” opened to the public.
A promotional poster uploaded in the page shows that various events can be held within Malacañang, namely baptisms, birthdays and pre-debut photo shoots.
In one of the posted pictures, there’s President Rodrigo Duterte meeting supporter and actor Robin Padilla’s daughter for her Aqiqah, an Islamic ritual which Padilla’s family held in Malago Clubhouse inside Malacañang.
Another picture shows Marinduque congressman Lord Allan Velasco celebrating his birthday with the president, while the last photo features Isabelle Duterte’s pre-debut pictorial.
Included in the posts are some of the current administration’s figures such as Presidential Communications Operations Office assistant secretary Mocha Uson, PNP chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa,and Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo.
Asec. Uson is seen in another promotional photo performing with sexy dance group Mocha Girls. Uson was criticized after performing at the Resorts World Manila despite a memorandum circular banning government employees from being visitors or players in casinos.
The parody page also quoted Atty. Panelo from when he repeatedly made a “joke” with a sexual connotation that media members failed to find amusing.
Dela Rosa is seen dressed up as Santa Claus in Dec. 2016 to give gifts to children of supposedly surrendered drug suspects under Oplan Tokhang. Some of the children had a parent killed during police operations.
The page also promotes discounts worth 6.4 percent for “premium card and OFW ID cardholders.”
The 6.4 percent may be referring to the P6.4 billion drug shipment that reportedly slipped past the Bureau of Customs. The Department of Justice has since cleared former Customs Chief Nicanor Faeldon from drug charges in relation to the case.
As to the OFW cards displayed on the page, it may be referring to the issue of President Duterte’s face on new OFW IDs met with mixed reactions. Critics state that the president’s face on the ID is an example of “epal” (shameless self-promotion) which Duterte has opposed.
Even the menu presented serves Filipino food favorites, with political undertones.