- President Duterte, family members, some cabinets ‘likened’ to the famous legion of superheroes
- Several netizens expressed joy seeing the first family as Avengers
- A few disapproves though, seeing the comparison as a mockery
Filipino netizens flocked to the Facebook Page of Davao’s Pride (Official) to comment on the viral edited photo that placed the first family’s images in the poster of the famous fictional team of superheroes ‘The Avengers’.
As created by Jahson Javier, the real-life Philippine Avengers are as follows: Sebastian Duterte as Thor, Veronica Duterte as Scarlet Witch, President Rodrigo Duterte as Captain America, Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio as Black Widow and Paolo Duterte as Iron Man.
Also included in the picture are PNP chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa as The Hulk and Christopher Go, Special Assistant to the President as Hawkeye.
Most netizens extended their joy seeing the first family as superheroes.
One said, “Ang ganda, sila ang tagapagtangool ng mga inaapi at naapi, the heroes that comes from heaven bumaba na para ipagtanggol tayo sa mga demonyong naghari sa ating bansang Pilipinas, oras na sa kanilang bitay. Mabuhay!”
Another netizen commented that in Rodrigo’s administration, the whole Duterte family will help hand-in-hand in governing the Philippines. He even played with the famous quote from Patrick Peyton ‘the family that stays together fights together‘ (original: stays together), and compared to the former administration, “puro porma lang ang alam gawin.“
On the other hand, some reacted negatively on putting the faces of the first family as superheroes, “This is a mockery we should not do this to our leader. Kaya ‘di tayo iginagalang ng kalapit-bansa natin like Malaysia at China kasi tayo mismo walang galang sa ating kapwa. [This is the reason why our neighboring countries such as Malaysia does not respect us, because we ourselves does not respect our fellow.] This needs to be stopped. Simulan natin sa sarili natin. [Let us start from ourselves]”
As of posting, the photo has garnered more than 43K likes and nearly 21,000 shares.
The Avengers is a team of fictional superheroes created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby; inspired by the success of DC Comics’ Justice League of America.