At the 28th and 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summits here, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said Wednesday:
“President Duterte is a rockstar not only in our country, but also in other countries like Laos and Japan.”
“Other foreign ministers and delegates have scrambled to get a selfie with our President,” he continued.”
“He has the capacity for statesmanship that is usually missed because of the noise regarding some of his statements,” he said.
Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said Mr. Duterte got “empathy” and warm welcome from pioneers of the Asean’s 10 part states in his presentation on the worldwide political stage.
As per Abella, it was “outstanding” how the President took care of the discussion he had with his kindred heads of state amid the Asean-China summit.