Photo shot and posted by Akbayan rep. Atty. Barry Gutierrez, tweeted by news reporter Bea Cupin, used here non-commercially for academic purposes.
“Na-Taylor Swift sya” is how some netizens characterized President Duterte’s unceremonious exclusion of Vice President and Housing Secretary Leni Robredo from all Cabinet Meetings through a text message sent by Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco to the VP based on presidential assistant Bong Go’s message based on the President’s instructions.
“Na-Taylor-Swift sya” refers to when, in 2008, then juvenile teener boy band member Joe Jonas broke up with then teenage superstar Taylor Swift via 27-second phone call (the singer-songwriter checked the time log in her phone because, according to her, it was a record-breaker of sorts)….
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This is still a continuation of my Christmas playlist.
Now playing: a Christmas song written and performed by Taylor Swift, released in 2009. (this is a cover). This is a sappy teenage Christmas song — but Taylor Swift was then 18 and Joe Jonas, 19: the same ages as two of Duterte’s grandchildren now, in fact, younger than Duterte’s eldest grandchild. It had been hoped that the President would have acquired some maturity by now.