Even now, Mr. Duterte leaves office with unusually high approval and satisfaction ratings. Remember that before President Duterte assumed office in 2016, the Philippines was in danger of becoming a narco state. Unfinished businessAnother reason why history is likely to be kind to Mr. Duterte is that most Filipinos want his policies to continue. But Mr. Duterte also never claimed to be presidential, saying he was merely a mayor from Mindanao. In any case, no leader is perfect, and Mr. Duterte never claimed to be one.
Source: Manila Times June 26, 2022 16:12 UTC