Singaporean Ambassador to Manila Kok Li Peng shared his insight on the very controversial Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte who is taking the world by storm with his anti-drug campaign.
The ambassador shared that she believe Duterte can bring the Philippines into abundance and prosperity, claiming that he has the capacity to turn the country into a "first-world, crime-free" country.
"I think your president has many challenges to face and to deal with. But what’s striking is that he’s got a very comprehensive agenda and his ensemble is very experienced and very capable. He’s going to do it," she said.
Duterte inherited one of the top economy among Southeast Asia says Oxford Business Group after the Philippine Stock Exchange doubled in the span of eight years from 3,600 to 7,000 while the foreign direct investment tripled.
Duterte received a record-breaking 16 million votes during the election due to his promise of eradicating crime and drugs in the country, and Ambassador Kok believes that he could deliver and do more.
"I think it’s the Philippines’ time. Every country has a time, this is it," she said.
Furthermore, she also expressed her willingness to stand with the country as it treks toward success and development.