Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza stood out in a latest picture taken of him with officers from the European Union– principally ambassadors– because it was solely him who prolonged his arms out to do the signature clenched fist post related to President Rodrigo Duterte.
Was it intentional?
Netizen Ivy Lisa Mendoza mentioned it wasn’t.
In a Facebook post dated May 10, Mendoza mentioned Dureza had requested the EU officers to repeat him in doing the so-called “Duterte pose” however nobody adopted.
That’s why when the picture was snapped, it was solely Dureza who had his arms outstreched whereas others merely smiled.
Talk about a clumsy second!
EU officers can’t be blamed for refusing to oblige Dureza’s request. After all, Duterte had lambasted the union a number of occasions in the previous for criticizing the administration’s conflict in opposition to unlawful medicine.
In March, he cursed the EU and accused it of attempting to “impose” its tradition on the Philippines by suggesting that drug habit is a well being situation.