From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Winning TIME 100 Reader Poll

What makes President Rodrigo R. Duterte so admired by Filipinos and international leaders alike is his national agenda – he has prioritized public interest first and foremost, especially the needs and aspirations of the poor and common people.

With or without the distinction, the President continues to be a hardworking government worker and faithful servant of the Filipino people.

In positive terms, he has a simple 3 point agenda: Prosperity for all; restore trust in government; build a fair and equitable society.

Indeed Filipinos find in the President a kindred spirit – a leader who acts for the common good.