Ramon Bautista and Rodrigo Duterte settle matters, peace achieved!
A less offensive <em>hipon</em> joke was made
The picture above is of Mayor Rodrigo "Rudy" Duterte, writing a note to comedian Ramon Bautista. According to a report by GMA News, the two have made peace. The Hipon Scandal of 2014 has reached full circle with Mayor Duterte saying, "Padadalhan ko si Ramon ng kilo-kilong hipon."
Peace was made after RockEd founder Gang Badoy met up with Duterte, sharing the organization’s plans to build a park in Davao del Sur (made of recycled materials, for the love of Mother Earth). After talk of business, Badoy inched Bautista into the conversation, telling the mayor, "If you met under different circumstances, you’ll really enjoy his company."
Duterte acknowledged the fact that Bautista apologized and when Badoy called the comedian, the mayor asked for the phone. Peace achieved through conversation. It was after this that Duterte made his own hipon joke, but Badoy suggested he write a note instead.
Bautista posted the photo of the note late Wednesday night, with the caption:
"Ramon, si Rodrigo ito..." ang bungad nya. Tapos nag usap kami... and there was peace #MabuhayKaRinMayor #RespectForThisCoolGuy #LoveFriendshipAndGoodwill #WorldPeace thank you @gangmanila for making it happen
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