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.
Filipino personalities who have previously graced the cover of Time magazine include former president Corazon Aquino and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.
Meanwhile, Duterte has cemented a comfortable lead in the presidential race, close to getting 16 million votes as of Saturday.
As of 12:45 p.m., Duterte got 15, 956, 610 or 38.59 percent, dominating 11 regions in the country.
During the 90-day campaign, the tough-talking mayor repeatedly vowed to stop crime, illegal drugs and corruption in government within the first six months in office.
Source : philippinesnow