Apple Hires Duterte-Sounding Taxi Driver To Be The Filipino ‘Siri’


DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Davao Bureau) – Elcias Bugsad, the Davao City taxi driver who speaks and sounds like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte just landed a new job. He will be the Filipino version of Apple’s iPhone Siri.

Apple has long been searching for an appropriate person to be the local voice behind the iPhone app.

Thanks to a viral video showing Bugsad mimicking Duterte, Apple found its man.

Apple is also looking for a female Filipino Siri who would sound like VP Leni Robredo.

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