President Rodrigo Duterte has once more taken a potshot at his staunchest critic, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, as he urged authorities officers to be like Jesus.
In a speech at the oathtaking of new authorities appointees Wednesday (December 6), Duterte shared an anecdote of how Leonardo da Vinci completed portray the “Last Supper.”
He stated Da Vinci was near ending the portray, however wanted a mannequin for Judas, the apostle who betrayed Jesus.
The famend painter supposedly discovered the mannequin for Judas two years after almost ending the portray, throughout festivities in Venice.
“Pag-uwi niya sa Florence, naghanap siya ng mukha talagang evil, pareho kay Trillanes na ‘yung… Naghanap siya ng mukha ni Trillanes. Wala man siya — wala pa man PMA noon. Though hindi niya ma — – hindi niya mahanap,” Duterte stated, eliciting laughter from the viewers.
“But one fiesta sa — Doon nakita niya ‘yung fiesta, nakita niya ‘yung isang tao sa karaming pagkain, gaiety and everything, he saw this man nag-i-scavenge, scavenging the basura, naghanap ng pagkain. So pagdaan niya nakita niya, nakita niya, “P***** i**, Trillanes nga ito. Nandito lang pala eh,” he added.
Duterte stated Da Vinci was capable of persuade the man to pose as Judas by saying, “You are a model for a face of evil.”
He, nevertheless, stated that after the portray was completed, the man wept when he revealed to Da Vinci that he was additionally the mannequin for Jesus that the painter beforehand talked to.
“Sabi ng… ni ‘yung sa Hudas sa painting, ‘You know, Mr. da Vinci, I was once upon a time your Jesus Christ and you took — that is me there. ‘Yung — ngayon, you drew the… Ako ‘yun, nagkalat ako sa buhay. I am one and the same person,’” Duterte stated.
The President ended his speech with a reminder to authorities officers to not be like Judas after beginning out in authorities like Jesus.
“I hate to see you being a Jesus Christ, only to discover in the end that you are the Judas that I have been also looking for,” he stated.