MANILA, Philippines- A video showing supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte unveiling an 82-feet Philippine flag during his campaign rally in Olongapo City in Zambales is making rounds on social media.
The video captured by Gershom Pertacorta showed how hundreds of the tough talking mayor’s supporters worked together in order to unveil the giant Philippine flag, which was dubbed was “Watawat ng Bawat Pilipino”.
Apparently, writer and director Darryl Yap was behind the idea of unveiling the giant flag.
In his Facebook post, he wrote: “ Ako po si Darryl, Isang Direktor at Manunulat, Isang Guro, Anak, Kapatid.Isang Pilipino. Isang Matapang na Olongapeño.at ang WATAWAT NG PILIPINAS NA ITO NA SUMUSUKAT NG 82ft.ANG AMBAG KO PARA KAY PANGULONG RODRIGO DUTERTE!!!”
(I am Darryl, a director and writer, teacher, son, brother, Filipino, and a brave Olongapeño. This Philippine flag measuring 82 feet in length is my contribution to President Rodrigo Duterte.)
Angel Eden Ejedj, who took part in the unveiling of the giant flag, expressed her gratitude towards Yap for coming up with the unique idea. According to Ejedj, those who experienced being under the flag screamed, jumped and even cried during the event.
“Experienced na nasa ilalim ako ng flag… Lahat kami ng nadaanan ng flag ay naghihiyawan At nagtatalunan wirhout knowing na nag iiyakan pala Kmi… Such an experience!!! “ Ejedj commented on Facebook.
Duterte Confirms Existence of BPI Accounts
After confirming the existence of two BPI bank accounts allegedly containing P211 million, Presidential aspirant Duterte challenged Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to execute an affidavit on how he was able to obtain his bank records.
Despite admitting the existence of the accounts, Duterte insisted that none of the bank accounts has P211 million.
“Meron ako sa BPI. Hindi ganun kalaki. Thousands lang. It could not go beyond even… Meron isa 17 (thousand), yung isa below 50 (thousand),” Duterte said.
( I have accounts in BPI. But it doesn’t contain big money, just thousands. It could not go beyond even… One has 17 thousand, while the other has 50 thousand.)