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Duterte named ‘best for Asia’ in 2016


By Noreen Jazul

Despite the number of controversies he was involved in, President Duterte was still the ‘big winner’ of 2016, CNN declared.

The chief executive was lauded for “subsequently upending, rethinking and reshaping the state of affairs.”

MB FILE - President Duterte (MANILA BULLETIN)

MB FILE – President Duterte

CNN mentioned Duterte’s fight against crime and drugs, and his declaration of a separation of foreign policy with the long-time ally US as some the highlight of the president’s year.

The Filipino leader was also commended for putting aside territorial disputes to pursue business deals with China.

The Japan Times, in its year-end review for CNN of Asia’s winners and losers, said that Duterte had the best year in Asia last year, stating his high approval rating.

“Duterte ended 2016 seeking to rebalance his nation’s ties, improve the life of the average Filipino and make the Philippines — a one-time economic and trade powerhouse — great again,” the newspaper said.

Meanwhile, impeached South Korean President Park Geun-hye was hailed as one of the individuals who had the worst year in Asia.

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    UNLESS ENDORSED BY De lima, it’s all stinkin’ blather!

    • leomar101

      not only delima deputa, also trillanes, and mutabato. bwahahaha that is really bitter for the losers. tsk tsk tsk.

      • UrHONOR

        AND THEY ARE all, all honorable children of a she-dog!

  • angel

    no…your all wrong…..nobody needs to endorse anything.
    its all bulla.
    the dirts the yellows its the same stinking drama that has always been.
    you are all rotting in your living hell.

  • jovenbarola

    hurt na hurt ung mga Dilaw nian

    • krisaquinomalandimarquez

      ang mga dilawan elitistang desinte kuno lol

  • Lapu Lapu

    The chinese are laughing at this naive monkey. Hehehehe now that is funny

    • Rui

      Really doesn’t matter who becomes President. Nobody in Asia can stand up to the might of the Mainland Chinese, it’s an impossible feat.

      • Lapu Lapu

        I remember JFK, THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD. Hmmmpffff………………still got wacked. Mainland chinese will not present a problem.

        • Rui

          Not really powerful if he got killed. Did a Russian or Chinese leader got killed during his time? Of course they will not present a problem… who’s to say USA and Russia and China doesn’t have an agreement to divide the world among themselves? USA will clearly not interrupt with the Chinese hegemony is Asia.

          • Lapu Lapu

            Oh really????? Anyways, you missed my point. I am not here to help you sorry.

          • Rui

            I don’t remember asking your help in the first place.

  • Ariel Angcaco Albacete

    Mabuhay si Tatay Digong…………parang ang tagal na niya sa pwesto sa daming nagawa…..