Former city mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio posted a photo of her with a shaven head with several hashtags on Instagram, stirring netizens to believe it could be a sign of bigger things to come. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s executive assistant as well as city councilors followed suit.
Sara’s hashtags posted on her Instagram account are: “Nagpa upaw nalang ko samtang naghulat (I have shaven while waiting). #Duterte2016. #kalboparasapagbabago (shaven for change). #NohairWecare bisan walay kwarta, bisan way makinarya, bisan mapildi (even without money, even without machinery, even if we lose). #justDUit,” earned 1,770 likes.
In her Instagram post the previous day (October 13), Sara posted the following hashtags “indaysaradutertesending #goodvibes to #Digong #Duterte2016 #pussyfooting.”
Joining the skinhead trend are Duterte’s executive assistant Lawrence “Bong” Go, Councilors Al Ryan Alejandre and Danilo Dayanghirang. Alejandre also confirmed barangay captains and other incumbent and former councilors will sport the new hairstyle. They are Councilors Louie John Bonguyan, Bong Advincula, Bernie Al-ag, Karlo Bello, and former councilor Dante Apostol.
Go confirmed in a text message he shaved his hair in support to a possible presidential bid of Mayor Duterte. In his Facebook account, Go posted his photo having a shaven head with a caption: “Getting ready for filing of my boss. Hoping for a miracle. Thanks to all.”
Alejandre said they shaved their hair as last ditch effort to encourage Duterte to run for president in next year’s elections. Alejandre said they are inspired by Sara, who is beautiful in her skinhead style. He said they decided to shave their hair in the hope that “the mayor will change his mind and run, considering that there’s still two days left to end the filing of CoC”.
Alejandre, who last shaved off his hair in high school, said their actions also signify concurrence with Sara’s campaign #KalboParasaPagbabago.
“What Inday did was not simple. We do this for the country and we will do everything to convince the mayor,” he said.