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‘Ikot-ikot lang muna kayo sa bahay’: Duterte’s advice receives the most ‘creative’ responses from Pinoys

After Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the Metro Manila-wide community quarantine last week, a lot of us couldn’t help but express our different opinions regarding his decision. Some agreed on the control measures set by the government; while others criticized him for only “strengthening” the presence of police and military.

As a way of convincing people that he just wanted to “contain the virus”, Duterte advised the public to walk around or “check out” spots inside their respective homes while waiting for this month-long quarantine to be over.

Pwede kayong magbakasyon dyan lang sa bahay. Ikot-ikot muna kayo sa bahay n’yo baka may hindi pa kayo napupuntahan,” said Duterte.


Since Filipinos are known for having such a good sense of humor, they always know how to find entertainment even in the darkest of times. Despite the ongoing pandemic, these online users were still able to come up with their most creative yet hilarious answers to Duterte’s unnecessary advice.

Facebook user Julius Nico Lacanlale takes us to his Dream Land in Marilao, Bulacan. 

President Duterte: “Ikot Ikot muna kayo sa bahay nyo baka may hindi pa kayo napupuntahan”

Me: Okay po. ‘Tara na, bahay tayo’

#PinasMuna #BackPackerNgPinas #IlovePhilippines

Posted by Julius Nico Lacanlale on Saturday, March 14, 2020

Complete with a travel backpack and blue bandana scarf, Lacanlale gave us a glimpse of his dreamland—from the portraits on the wall and dishes on the sink to the electric stove, every corner in his house is definitely a sight to behold.

Meanwhile, Melecio Valero shows us around his humble abode

PDU30: Ikot-ikot muna kayo sa bahay nyo baka may hindi pa kayo napupuntahan

"Pwede kayong magbakasyon dyan lang sa bahay. Ikot-ikot muna kayo sa bahay nyo baka may hindi pa kayo napupuntahan" -President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, 2020

Posted by Melecio Valero on Sunday, March 15, 2020

Valero welcomes his viewers to his “travel vlog” with a familiar line that says, “Tara na, biyahe tayo!”  From dragging himself to his room and comfort room, we are now wondering whether he had discovered something new.

This fur parent who has decided to hang out with her baby inside its cage

Pres. DU30: ikot-ikot muna kayo sa bahay nyo baka may hindi pa kayo napuntahan.Me:

Posted by Shelo Anne on Sunday, March 15, 2020

While we are still figuring out how she managed to fit inside, we can’t help but focus our attention on her cute doggo.

And who would have thought that, in times like this, you could actually make use of your family’s old washing machine? 

Pres.Duterte: "ikot-ikot muna kayo sa bahay nyo baka may di pa kayo napuntahan"Me:

Posted by Johnloyd Salazar on Friday, March 13, 2020

Lastly, Johnloyd Salazar channels his inner supermodel while posing in an old washing machine, closet, and even on the rooftop.

As the world tries to win over this global pandemic, we also need a little humor to help us get through.


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