Incoming president Rody Duterte’s presidential campaign has been very strong and widespread in the digital domain. Supporters of the former Davao Mayor have shown their support in the form of trending topics, mobile games, and of course, frequently-shared memes. Before our new president assumes the highest office in the land, let’s have one final laugh at the most hilarious Duterte memes that were created during and after the election season.
Inspired by Game of Thrones
The popular “”brace yourselves, winter is coming” meme from the Game of Thrones fandom is a perfect match for Duterte’s “change is coming” campaign slogan. In the 9GAG meme below, the Davao mayor’s head is swapped with the Sean Bean portrayed Ned Stark. If Duterte makes do on his campaign promises, criminals, drug addicts, and drug pushers will really have to brace themselves.
And the miss universe crown goes to…
The Miss Universe 2015 Pageant will forever be remembered by Filipinos for two reasons. One is because our very own Pia Wurtzbach won the miss universe crown (the third Filipina to win the award and the first one to do so since 1973). The second reason is because talk show host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced miss Columbia to be the pageant winner, only to retract a few minutes later and proclaim miss Philippines to be the actual winner. Thing was, miss Columbia was already wearing the miss universe crown and it had to be removed from her and placed on miss Philippines (yes, it was truly one for the history books). In a display of sheer Filipino creativity, the meme below shows Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas as miss Columbia, Mr. Duterte as miss Philippines, and senator Mirriam Defensor Santiago as the former miss universe who is passing on her crown.
Duterte For Three
The PBA Memes Facebook page posted an amazing screenshot of Mr. Duterte modded into/created as a custom player in NBA 2K14. The president’s likeness is accurately recreated in video game form. PBA Memes didn’t stop with a screenshot and eventually posted a video of the virtual politician/baller in action (“shooting the lights out” against China as a member of Gilas Pilipinas no less).
Some time during the second presidential debate, Mar Roxas clumsily and incorrectly quoted one of Batman’s lines from the 2005 Batman reboot Batman Begins (the correct line was “it’s not who i am underneath but what i do that defines me”). This resulted in a meme wherein Batman slapped Mr. Roxas because of his mistake, eventually evolving to a meme in which Duterte himself was Batman.
Two time NBA MVP and currently the greatest three point shooter on the planet Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors shows his support for Rody Duterte by showing a modified version of his jersey. Or at least, that is what the creators of this extremely funny meme wanted Curry to actually do.
Duterte From The Bottom
This video is the funniest “president of a country dancing” video ever. The Drake song used is fitting too (Started from the bottom), seeing as the Davao Mayor started out in the lower end rankings of early pre-election surveys, and also because he leapfrogged everything that comes after being mayor straight into becoming president. His badass motorcycle doesn’t hurt too.