Over the weekend, Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go shared photos and videos of President Rodrigo Duterte jogging, playing golf, and riding a three-wheeled motorcycle.
“Nandito lang si Tatay Digong! Ang taong totoong nagmamahal at nagmamalasakit sa ating mga kapwa Pilipino! Di plastic,” the senator wrote, as if responding to critics who are looking for the president amid the COVID-19 pandemic and asking about the latter’s health condition.
“Panoorin niyo po ang video, ngayon lang yan. Practice lang yan. Konting papawis lang dahil halos bawal lumabas. Ang mag-react, plastic! Abangan niyo ang pagbabalik ni Digong bukas!”
According to our eagle-eyed writers, Duterte was riding a variant of the Can-Am Ryker. Powered by either a Rotax 600 or 900 ACE engine, the three-wheeler has its own Vehicle Stability System in collaboration with Bosch, and boasts an automatic transmission with twist-and-go shifting.
The rider can also position the footpegs and brake pedal according to their build, and select a suitable handlbar design, thanks to the Ryker’s tool-free adjustable ergonomics. The motorbike, which is made of eco-friendly material, retails locally for around P1.3 million.
Shortly after Go posted the update, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced that the Greater Manila area has been placed under the less strict modified enhanced community quarantine until April 30.