The Department of Transportation (DOTr) took to Facebook Monday, April 26 to flex its growing list of accomplishments under the Duterte administration during the past five years.
Since the agency covers the land, sea, and air sectors, the list it posted was quite long, although it gave specific "before and now" comparisons for the benefit of the reader.
The post was supposedly meant to "refresh your memory on what the Department of Transportation (DOTr), under the leadership Secretary Arthur Tugade faced when we came in five years ago, and what we have done so far to address such difficult challenges".
But what did netizens think of the not-so-subtle flex? Reactions have been mostly positive so far, with the upload garnering over 5,200 likes and 2,500 hearts as of this posting.
"A very sad news for the opposition (all anti-Du30) who doesn't appreciate tangible results. Kudos to the effective governance & leadership of PRRD. Indeed DOTR & other govt agencies works efficiently bcoz of the Du30 effect," wrote commenter Edward Arias.
Rodolfo Rosario made a similar remark, saying that the DOTr's accomplishments were "realities that the opposite side don't want to see." "Filipinos should give credit where credit is due. This time, the DOTr really did a great job. ," said netizen Kristine Candilada.
Referring to Tugade, commenter Alma Samonte wrote: "You and the President are doing well for the country. and pretty soon, our future generation will reap what you have laboured for. You have made a good mark in history."
Meanwhile, other readers noted that the DOTr had an active partner in the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in performing its mandate. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar is the de facto "chief builder" of the Duterte administration.
"Thank you President Duterte for the guidance and direction, and to DoTR. Let us not forget DPWH. Thank you for letting all these to happen. Congratulations!" Marlyn Fernando said.
"He (Tugade) is one of the best cabinet members and that only happened during Duterte time, Sec. Villar of DPWH is doing an awesome job as well!!" opined one Lance Imperial.
Tugade, Villar, and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III were personally named by Duterte last month as his top three performers in his Cabinet.