It was not Duterte’s stans and trolls who coined the term for him; “rockstar.” In fact, it was Prime Minister Abe who gave him this description. Well, he is right. It cannot be denied that he is indeed treated like a rock star whenever people see and meet him. I have witness this phenomenon when I visited the wake of my relative in Cosmopolitan Funeral Parlor at J. Camus Street in Davao City.
When word spread around that the President will pay a visit to well known individual (who happened to be the son of a mall magnate) whose wake is also in the same funeral parlor, people were excited. You see people scrambling for best position just to get a glimpse of him arriving and leaving the place. True to it, it was a rock star moment. Here are some pictures to show how people went agog at the sight of him.