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Duterte earns admiration of Japanese people

Despite criticisms on his bloody war on drugs, President Duterte has earned the admiration of the Japanese for being a leader with a genuine and deep love for his country, a Malacañang official said.

Among other things the Japanese admired about the Chief Executive was his being passionate in protecting Filipinos from the drug menace, said presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella.

In a press briefing in Malacañang Friday, Abella recounted his conversation with his Japanese counterpart at a dinner hosted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the President’s recent official visit to Japan.

“At the last dinner that was hosted by the Prime Minister, I sat down with our counterpart, the former spokesperson of Prime Minister Abe, and he was saying how the Japanese people had such a warm response for the President,” Abella said.

According to the Palace official, there were two things about the President that stood out for them.

“One was how they perceived how passionate the President was for protecting his people from the menace of drugs,” said Abella. “And secondly, how deeply they perceived the President loved his nation. And how he desired to bring back, to restore the Filipino dignity and how he so much wanted to make sure that the Filipinos were able to sit with the rest of the community of nations as fully equal partners,” he added.

Abella described Duterte’s state visit to Japan as a “very, very successful trip,” citing the warm welcome not only by the Filipino community but also of the Japanese people, as well as its economic gains for the country.

Abella said Duterte’s visit yielded 12 business agreements valued at $1.8 billion.

“These are not government contracts but private-to-private joint undertakings,” the official said. (ELENA L. ABEN)

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  • dan lapid

    peace an unity para sa bansa natin.

    • fred lustan

      wlang peace mahilig mag mura yan si dugong

  • mean millena

    Dagdag kaibigan mas magaling yan para sa dagdag natin pangka buhayan.

  • miles magdaong

    Aminin man natin sa hindi kailangan din natin sila para saating pag angat sa buhay

  • chelle lasin

    HIindi nman masama ung kailangan natin na humingi sa kanila ng tulong kung makakabuti naman saatin yan

  • cris.tore

    may isang salita ang pangulo respetuhin natin ang desisyon niya.

  • justin tumunong

    ang mgandang pagbabago ng isang bansa ay naguumpisa sa pagkakaisa kaya dapt na magkaisa tyo na suporthan ang pangulo.

  • tristan147

    huwag ka po mag-alala duterte marami po kami na patuloy sumusuporta sa nais mo na mangyari at naniniwala kami sa kakayahn mo!!

  • christian

    ang tapng ni Duterte tlagang nkakabilib kitang kita naman na handa siyang gawin ang lahat para mapabuti ang pilipnas

  • julie

    hindi naman kailangan na magkagulo tyo ang kailangan lang namn ay pagkakaisa at matatag na trust sa president natin.

  • jonifiiCuy

    napakalaking tulong talaga ng japan sa ating bansa

  • breadWin69

    .magaling talaga ang pangulo natin..

  • bentotpan23

    salamat sa walang sawang pagsuporta ng japan sa ating bansa

  • brenaBoy

    ginagawa lang ng pangulo kung anu ang nararapat…

  • vernzeecker,,,

    si duterte lang ang nag lakas loob na pumunta ng japan para sa kaunlaran ng bansa natin!

  • navarro987

    magaling naman talaga kc ang ating presidente.

  • juan

    hindi pa nga nag iisang taon si duterte sa pagiging pangulo isang malaking achievement na agad ang nagawa nya para sa pilipinas.

  • cArLos

    malayo ang mararating ng ating bansa kung hahayaan natin si digong sa mga diskarte nya para mapa unlad ang ating bansa.

  • max=ate

    iba talaga mag isip ang ating pangulo,laging positive ang kakalabasan nito.

  • lindon

    matalino at magaling na leader yang si digong kaya malaki ang tiwala kong maaayos nya ang papabagsak ng bansa ng pilipinas.