Parody Malacañang page opens nominations for ‘DUGYOUTH Awards’
Many people, particularly journalists, may have awaited with bated breath the announcement of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners earlier this week, but now the arrival of a new awards-giving body in town has got the citizens of the interweb in stitches.
“Malacañang Events and Catering Services,” a parody social media account, announced on Facebook last night the first-ever “Duterte Global Youth (DUGYOUTH) Awards,” officially opening their call for nominations to the public.
The categories include: Ten Man Rally of the Year, DUGYOUTH Award for Gov’t Service, DUGYOUTH Award for Geography, Doctor of the Year and Blocked by Facebook Award.
“I respectfully nominate MOCHA USON BLOG for DugYouth Award for Geography and Climatology,” quipped a certain John Félix Concepción Santos of Pasig City.
A medical student named Rachel Antoinette, of Quezon City, on the other hand, commented, “I nominate Persida Acosta for Doctor of the Year!!!”
“Additional award. Killer of the Youth Award,” suggested a certain Echo Jamby.
“And here are the nominees,” one Pao-Pao Lopez replied to Jamby, posting a picture of Police Officers 1 Jeremias Pereda and Jerwin Cruz, and PO3 Arnel Oares. It is known that the three were out of four that had been tagged in the killing of Grade 12 student Kian Loyd delos Santos back in August last year.
The DUGYOUTH Awards’ conception seemingly comes after the National Youth Commission (NYC) recently cut their ties to the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation Inc.
NYC Officer-in-Charge Ronald Gian Cardema said yesterday that the commission would “instead divert the government’s P1.7 million contribution to the NYC to a youth awards that will be named after President Rodrigo Duterte.”
It is known that before Cardema was designated as NYC OIC, he was the chairman of the “Duterte Youth” organization. He is also the chairman of the “Marcos Youth: Kabataan for Bongbong Movement.”
Apart from the DUGYOUTH Awards, however, the parody page also posts monthly menus for their “catering” services.
For this month, they’ll be offering “Dinakdakang Mura,” “Pinaputok na Bungo,” “Adobong Badoy,” “Tokhang Talong,” Pork Dinigoongan” and “Igadon,” among others—dishes that are presumably sumptuous and delectable, perhaps with a hint of jolting farce. /ra