Robredo Criticizes New Bill On Alternate FiliPino Way Of Greeting

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The House of Representatives passed on final reading the “Bating Filipino” bill proposing to institutionalize a new gesture of greeting and friendship that may be part of the public health and safety protocols as the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an alternative to the traditional handshake.

Vice President Leni Robredo immediately criticized the bill, saying placing the palm against the chest along with a slight nod has never been part of Filipino custom and tradition.

Instead, Robredo suggested that Filipinos be given the choice of either a fist bump or the “L” sign, depending on whether they are DDS (Diehard Duterte Supporter) or Dilawan (Yellows).

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