Magdalo party list representative Gary Alejano insulted AFP Commander-in-Chief and President Rodrigo Duterte for not wearing the ‘military uniform’ properly.
In his Facebook post, Alejano lectured President Duterte on how to wear military uniform properly during his visit in Iligan City on July 8. He also compared how President Duterte and Indonesian President Widodo wear their uniform.
He said that as a Commander-in-Chief of the military, President Duterte must follow the manual of the AFP ‘that specifies how to wear’ military uniform properly.
Alejano also believed that a proper wearing of military uniform ‘indicates discipline of the wearer and the organization or units he[Duterte] represents’
“Minsan makarinig tayo ng term sa AFP ng “laxitibo”, “lousy”, na ibig sabihin kamalasan at mag ayos ayos ka.” Alejano said in his Facebook post.
In the last part of his post, Alejano compared Widodo and Duterte’s way of wearing the military uniform. He also insulted the President and called him “Bugoy” a derogatory word in Cebuano language for not wearing the military uniform properly.
“May tamang panahon at okasyon naman ang pagiging “bugoy” which PRRD wanted to project himself…” Alejano said.
But some netizens who defended President against the tirades of Alejano said that Duterte is not wearing a military uniform in the photo that he grabbed on Facebook.
Ian Vincent Sumeracruz said that Duterte only wears a simple camouflage. He pointed out that there’s no name, rank or group imprinted in his camouflage, an evidence that the President was not wearing a uniform during his visit in Iligan City.
“Ang dami nanamang nagmamagaling yellowtards! 1st of all hindi yan proper uniform ng AFP its just a simple/ordinary camouflage. So whats the need wearing it as said by the book of AFP? Cge nga pki sagot masyado kayong matatalino eh. 2nd hindi nyo ba napansin na wlang kahit anong nakalagay sa damit nya like name, rank or what group? Mga mali lang nya kasi nakikita nyo, di nyo nakikita mga nagagawa nyang mabuti. Gawin nyo nlng part as a good filipino citizen hindi yung puro kayo puna sa presidente. Wla naman namimilit sa inyo na gustuhin sya eh, kung ayaw nyo eh di wag” Sumecruz commented on Alejano’s post.
Some other Facebook post also showed President Duterte wearing a ‘real’ military uniform in a photo together with his partner Honeylet Avacena.