Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II became the subject of the netizens again after spreading the photo of the DILG chief falling from a motorcycle while inspecting typhoon-hit areas in Taft, Eastern Samar last Sunday. According to President Aquino, Sec. Roxas first went to Borongan Eastern Samar last Friday to ensure that local government unit (LGUs) are prepared for typhoon Ruby’s landfall. The photo was posted Sunday night and got various reactions from social media.
By Nico Jeffrey Bautista:
“Para sa mga may experience sa motor pansinin nyo nka semiautomatic sya tpos nka hawak sya sa Gas pag natumba ka na gnyan situation mo hndi mo binitawan ung gas ano sa tingin nyo mangyayari?? Note ( walang clutch yan),,tska nkkpagtaka lng ung perfectly timed picture.”
Makoy Pare (@ShowbizBro) tweeted: “That moment when DILG secretary Mar Roxas rides a motorcycle without a helmet, tapos sumemplang siya…”
Two things: 1. Kudos Mr. Roxas for that quick call to action. And 2. Please don’t forget your helmet next time. There is such a thing as the Helmet Law, right? Okay, carrying on.
Dyosa Avesa Pirena @avesapirena via Twitter:
“sana ok yung motor, at sana walang gasgas para magamit pa! kawawa naman ang motor kasi!”
Nathan Lagac via Facebook
“Sa aking pananaw, ang dating ni Roxas sa lahat ng photo-ops ay trying hard in everything he does. It shows he lacks foresight and program for the country and people. He is only after the power that the position gives, nothing more.”
Robert Rgtpeak via Facebook
hulihin yan…walang helmet!!
Manuel Mejorada @boymejo via Twitter
“did Mar tell the photographer to make sure the camera was trained on him? If this is a real fall his left arm would be broken”
Ibba Rasul Bernardo via Facebook:
“I’m not a huge fan of (Secretary) Roxas but kudos for riding during a storm to try and help out. With all sorts of debris scattered on the road ain’t easy. I hate to nitpick but being the former (secretary) of the Department of Transportation and Communications he should know better than to not wear a helmet (for) safety and it violates a law that he’s supposed to uphold.”
Some jeered at Roxas, believing it was a political act from the administration’s presumptive standard-bearer in the 2016 presidential elections.