Why use 'Manila' song to cheer on athletes from across Philippines? - Inday Sara

Why use 'Manila' song to cheer on athletes from across Philippines? - Inday Sara




The First Presidential daughter dares to make a comment on the beautiful and historic opening of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio in her Instagram posts made known to the public her dismay over the song of choice in the parade of the national athletes in the Opening of the games.

The iconic song "Manila" by 1970s Filipino band Hotdog was being played in the background while the host country is doing its traditional parade of athletes for the opening of the SEA games.

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio
(screengrabbed from Instagram)




Her Instagram post reads:

Di po ba Philippine flag ang dala? Why would you play the song Manila? Did Lapu-Lapu die for Manila? Wag po natin gawing excuse ang upbeat danceable song. Kami nagimbento ng budots. Kaloko man oie. We should be inclusive when we want to encourage our countrymen to cheer. Yes, nega ako, bakit? I am a Filipino but I don't have one drop of Tagalog blood in me. Pure Vismin by birth and Ilocos by marriage. #bastabisayahilas add na natin German American for the glam.

The Mayor of the biggest city in the country calls out the song of choice as being to Manila-centric and does not represent the country as a whole.


The Mayor is as if making it known her bias for a federal form of government, and not that of the present set up, where the decisions and development are focused in the nation’s capital to the detriment of the regions

"Di po ba Philippine flag ang dala (Weren't they holding the Philippine flag)? Why would you play the song 'Manila'?" Carpio asked in her post.
"Did Lapu-Lapu die for Manila? Wag po natin gawing excuse ang upbeat danceable song. Kami nagimbento ng budots," she said  referring to a catchy style of dance music popular in Mindanao.
(Let's not use an excuse that it is an upbeat and danceable song. We invented budots)

"We should be inclusive when we want to encourage our countrymen to cheer," she added. 
"Yes, nega ako, bakit? I am a Filipino but I don't have one drop of Tagalog blood in me."
(We should be inclusive when we want to encourage our countrymen to cheer. Yes, I'm negative, so what? I am a Filipino but I don't have one drop of Tagalog blood in me.)






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