Duterte graces ‘Time’ cover

Inquirer.net May 14,2016 - 08:21 PM
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DUBBED as “The Punisher,” presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte graced the cover of Time Magazine in its May 23 issue.

Peter Laviña, Duterte’s spokesperson, confirmed to Inquirer.net that the Davao City mayor has appeared on the cover of the prestigious magazine.

The cover featured a smiling Duterte in a photo by Edwin Tuyay with the headline, “The Punisher: Why Rodrigo Duterte is the Philippines’ new leader,” written by Charlie Campbell.

Known for his iron-fisted leadership in Davao City, Duterte has been tagged for extrajudicial killings during his term as mayor for over 22 years. But Duterte has denied these allegations, saying police operations in his city were legitimate.

To implement his anti-crime drive, he has pronounced that his presidency would be a dictatorship but only against society’s bad elements.

Known for his profanity-laced speeches, Duterte has vowed to be “prim and proper” once he assumes his post as president.

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