Mayor Duterte At MRRD NECC

On Februray 3, 2016, droves of supporters of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte trooped to MRRD NECC (Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte National Executive Coordinating Committee) National Headquarters because the man who will spearhead the Iron Fisted Presidency would be dropping by.

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte at MRRD NECC National Headquarters.

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte at MRRD NECC National Headquarters.

Tarpaulins of Mayor Duterte hanging from the roofs welcomed the supporters even before they entered the building, and more tarpaulins with Mayor Duterte’s images and fighting words adorned the walls of the offices. They made for interesting reading and diverse photo opportunity background for those who waited in the corridors. There were already more than a hundred of them when I arrived at 1130am, hours before Mayor Duterte was scheduled to arrive.

Tarpaulins of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and his memorable quotes at the MRRD NECC National Headquarters.

Tarpaulins of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and his memorable quotes at the MRRD NECC National Headquarters.

Tarpaulins of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and his memorable quotes at the MRRD NECC National Headquarters.

Tarpaulins of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and his memorable quotes at the MRRD NECC National Headquarters.

Later, the number swelled to more than the corridors, stairs and escalator of the building could hold. They spilled over to the streets. They stayed there under the unforgiving scorching sun to show their fealty to Mayor Duterte and to have a glimpse of the galing sa masa, para sa masa (from the masses, for the masses) presidentiable.

The supporters of Mayor Duterte at the MRRD NECC National Headquarters

The supporters of Mayor Duterte at the MRRD NECC National Headquarters

Mayor Duterte's followers filled the hallways of MRRD NECC National Headquarters minutes before he arrived.

Mayor Duterte’s followers filled the hallways of MRRD NECC National Headquarters minutes before he arrived.

Aiza Seguerra and Liza Diño at MRRD NECC National Headquarters

Aiza Seguerra and Liza Diño at MRRD NECC National Headquarters

Meanwhile, inside the MRRD NECC offices, the campaign leaders convened. Some of the volunteers produced the MRRD NECC membership cards while others slaved over the desktop and were at the mercy of the most temperamental printer known to man. John, Aljun and I belonged to the latter category.

Martin Diño and some campaign leaders of MRRD NECC at a meeting.

Martin Diño and some campaign leaders of MRRD NECC at a meeting.

MRRD NECC Miss Virginia Orogo led the campaign leaders' discussion

MRRD NECC´s Miss Virginia Orogo led the campaign leaders’ discussion

According to the time stamp on my camera, Mayor Duterte entered the conference room at 457pm amidst a thunderous applause and incessant chants of “DU-TER-TE! DU-TER-TE!”. The Philippine eagle has finally landed at the MRRD NECC National Headquarters. This goosebumps instant played in slow motion for me, almost in black-and-white, like they do in silent movies. Mayor Duterte is the valiant protagonist in this particular one.

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte arrived at MRRD NECC National Headquarters on February 3, 2016

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte arrived at MRRD NECC National Headquarters on February 3, 2016. With him were Atty. Gene Mamondiong, Martin Diño and Mr. Dioscoro Esteban.

Members of MRRD NECC chanted Mayor Duterte's name upon his arrival.

Members of MRRD NECC chanted Mayor Duterte’s name upon his arrival.

Mayor Duterte addressed the crowd, listened to the campaign leaders and top honchos of MRRD NECC and was the subject of a barrage of photos and selfies. He patiently and charmingly posed for and with the supporters, contrary to the abrasive persona that the media portray him to have. Mayor Duterte left after almost two hours, making his supporters overjoyed.

Mayor Duterte in a closed-door meeting with the leaders of MRRD NECC

Mayor Duterte in a closed-door meeting with the leaders of MRRD NECC. He was joined by Gov. Mike Sueño, Mr. Dioscoro Esteban, Martin Diño and Joecel Luy, among others.

Mayor Duterte at MRRD NECC National Headquarters.

Mayor Duterte at MRRD NECC National Headquarters.

Mayor Duterte talking to the MRRD NECC leaders

Mayor Duterte talking to the MRRD NECC leaders

Mayor Duterte listening to his supporters

Mayor Duterte listening to his supporters

Mayor Duterte at MRRD NECC National Headquarters

Mayor Duterte at MRRD NECC National Headquarters

Mayor Duterte signing the shirt of his supporter

Mayor Duterte signing the shirt of his supporter

Due to my low position in the totem pole, I was not able to have a solo photo with Mayor Duterte. However, seeing Mayor Duterte in the flesh and almost touching him were enough for me. Seeing him in person and watching people’s reaction to his presence reminds me of a rock star. I am sure in the hearts of the grown up women who giggled and blushed in his presence, he is one. He deserves the attention because he is one charismatic and accomplished man.

Add his magnetic presence to his achievements as a local executive in Davao and his plans for the Philippines when he wins as president result to one winning candidate. Yes, I used “when”, not “if”.

I would like to express my sincerest appreciation to the following:

  1. To all the supporters of Mayor Duterte who waited without much complaint and behaved in an orderly manner while he was at the headquarters. I hope that you were able to get a selfie with him or at the very least saw him. 🙂
Duterte Global supporters at MRRD NECC National Headquarters

Duterte Global supporters at MRRD NECC National Headquarters

  1. To the members of the Philippine Seafarers’ Group (PSG) for once again doing the backbreaking work the day before and on the day of Mayor Duterte’s visit. Special shout out to Marshall Sardinico Golloso for having successfully photocopied the application forms. You succeeded where others failed.

    Philippine Seafarers' Group (PSG) for Mayor Duterte.

    Philippine Seafarers’ Group (PSG) for Mayor Duterte.

  1. To the lady in white lacy dress who set aside food for us. 🙂
  1. To Sir Joecel for the compliment on my first MRRD NECC entry. 🙂
  1. To EE, JP, AG, RD, JS, DR, PDC, EO, Eking, and Mitsu. You are the best!!!

 

16 thoughts on “Mayor Duterte At MRRD NECC

  1. Goodam po, Is it TRUE po ba na mayroon na mga appointed officials ngayun sa mga barangays from MRRD NECC daw po nag organized nito…sabi ng Appointed Chairman sa aming barangay need nya mag conduct ng orientation regarding this MRRD NECC na syang mag mamanage na daw po sa barangay ang sweldo daw po ay doble sa kasaluyang tinatanggap ng mga barangay officials ngayun…at kasalukuyan po naghahanap pa nga mga purok officials yung appointed Chairman daw sya ng MRRD NECC para sa barangay namin…kindly give us enlightenment

    1. Magandang araw, Quecy.

      Ipagpaumanhin mo at hindi ko alam ang kasagutan sa iyong katanungan. Kung ako ang nasa posisyon mo, bilang payo (para sa lahat ng bagay), hindi ako maniniwala sa sabi-sabi hangga’t may makita akong legal na dokumento.

      Salamat.

  2. good morning po..ask ko lang po may mrrd-necc program po ba kayo ..kac may forms pinafill up po..sabi NLA programa daw galing Kay pres. duterte…wala nmn pong bayad…

    1. Hi, Ana Jane.

      Maraming nagpapapirma na sinasabing MRRD NECC raw sila. Kilatisin mo lang nang mabuti kung totoo nga ito, alamin kung sino ang nakapirma sa mga papeles o identification cards. Alamin din kung sino ang local leaders, provincial at regional leaders,at kung pumasa sa paningin mo sumali ka. Tama iyan na wala talagang bayad.
      Salamat sa pagbabasa.

    1. Sa pagkakaalam ko ho hindi nagbago ang ibig sabihin ng MRRD NECC. Tinanong ko ngayon lang at as of this writing, walang nagbago. Sa pagkakaalam ko rin walang bagong ID na ginagawa matapos tinigil ito ng national headquarters. Salamat po.

  3. Hi..good pm to all gusto kolang ma clarify kung anung ibig sabihin nitong Form na MRRD, NEC. na pina fiup sa mga ka brgy.

    Thank you po..

  4. hai…gud day..I just want to ask about the MRRD NEEC Kong para po San dhil Dto sa amin maroon pong mga tao nah nag bibigay ng mga form po na mayroong pangalan n mayor Rodrigo.at nag Sasabing maroon daw mga binipisyu nah ktulad ng 4p’s…at humihingi ng 25pesos for da card….nais kinsa LNG pong malaman Kong to too po bah ITU at mayroong pahintulot galing sa gobyerno

    1. Hindi ko ho alam ang grupong namimigay ng forms at humihingi ng P25 para sa ID card. Noong kumuha ho ako ng card (at gumawa rin ako ng cards bilang bahagi ng pag-volunteer ko sa MRRD NECC), walang bayad. Sa pagkakaalam ko, ngunit maaaring mali ho ako, walang kasamang benefits ng 4Ps ang ID. Sana ho ay nakatulong ang sagot ko sa inyo.

  5. Daily prayers po ang maitutulong ko kay Mayor Duterte. Kabayan po siya ng Maykapal.

    Pls. join me Daily at 2:30 pm everyday to pray for Mayor Duterte.

    Let us call it 2:30 HABIT.

  6. Want to know the addresses in metro manila area where supporters can go to. I have several inquiries but I do not know where to direct them. Please reply asap. Thanks

    1. The MRRD NECC National Headquarters is in V. V. Soliven Building, 1003 EDSA. Those who want to support Mayor Duterte can drop by the offices in the 2nd floor. MRRD NECC volunteers will be ready to assist them.

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