SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Monday took to Facebook to extend his birthday greetings to Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, whom he likened to an eagle that symbolizes courage and compassion.
In his official Facebook page, the leader of the House of Representatives attached to his post a tribute music video featuring “Tinig,” a mashup of different songs composed by Filipino citizens for the Davao City’s chief executive.
Velasco posted his greetings for Mayor Duterte as soon as the clock struck 12:01 am Monday, marking her 43rd birth anniversary.
His entire post reads as follows: “Ang Agila ay isang dakilang simbulo ng Tapang at Malasakit. Mula sa himpapawid, maingat at mapagmasid nitong binabantayan ang kanyang lalawigan, at lagi siyang handing umaksyon at ipagtanggol ang kanyang mga inaalagaan.
“Ngayon ay kaarawan ng isang kahanga-hangang Pilipino, na kumakatawan ng mga katangian ng Agila. Hatid ko sa kanya ang video na ito, na isang pagsisikap na nagmula sa puso ng kanyang mga tagahanga at taga-suporta. Sila ay nagkaisa at nagsama dahil sa inspirasyon at paniniwala.
“Maligayang Kaarawan, Mayor Inday Sara Duterte! LILIPAD NA ANG AGILA!”
Velasco’s post bore the hashtags #SaraAll and #SaraAgila. Here’s the link to Speaker Velasco’s Facebook post
The accompanying video gathered Mayor Duterte’s fans, who composed songs for her and posted in their respective YouTube channels.
They then collaborated and organized together with other Duterte supporters, volunteering their time, skills and own resources to produce the video.
None of the singers and musicians featured in the video were paid for their services.
The video can also be viewed on YouTube