Bautista posts Duterte’s 'Mabuhay ka!' message

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

COMEDIAN Ramon Bautista posted on Wednesday evening a photo of a handwritten note from Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, with the message "Mabuhay ka!"

Bautista posted on his Instagram account a photo of the mayor signing the note.

He also thanked RockEd founder Gang Badoy, a friend of his, "for making it happen."


Badoy recently visited Davao City and paid a courtesy call on Duterte. Duterte and Bautista also had a phone conversation on Tuesday evening.

"Ramon, si Rodrigo ito," ang bungad nya. Tapos nag usap kami and there was peace <3 #MabuhayKaRinMayor, #RespectForThisCoolGuy, #LoveFriendshipAndGoodwill, and #WorldPeace," his caption read.

Duterte said Bautista is still welcome in Davao City despite the City Council declaring him as persona non grata.

Bautista was declared persona non grata, which literally means "an unwelcome person," after he made a joke describing the women of Davao City as "hipon," a Filipino pejorative that means a person with a sexy body but with an ugly face.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 29, 2014.

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