As per usual, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is nowhere to be seen nor heard in times of calamity in the country. This is evident with his repeated absence on the onslaught of Typhoon Karding (Noru), and recently, Typhoon Paeng (Nalgae) last Saturday, October 29.
Netizens raised concerns on the whereabouts of the president, making the tag #NasaanAngPangulo trend on social media once again. Rumors allegedly say that the nation’s leader stayed in Japan on the long weekend during Typhoon Paeng’s landfall.
In a press briefing in Noveleta, Cavite last Monday, October 31, President Bongbong Marcos consolidates his likeness of a clown as he jests to the reporters, “Welcome to Hokkaido!” in distasteful comeback to the alleged rumors.
Journalists did not receive confirmation on his whereabouts despite constant clarification, and Malacañang denies speculation of Marcos’ stay in Japan.