Singapore not endorsing Duterte

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The Singapore Embassy in Manila on Friday denied reports that its Prime Minister is endorsing the presidential bid of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

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In a statement posted on its official Facebook page, the embassy said Singapore has nothing to do with the Philippine elections and any reports of endorsement are “untrue.”

“The Embassy has learned of a FB post mischievously alleging that the Prime Minister of Singapore endorses a presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election in the Philippines,” read the post.

“This is untrue. Singapore does not endorse any candidate. The choice is for Filipinos alone to make. We wish the Philippines well in the conduct of its elections,” it added.

The statement was released after a photo of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with a caption “Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the only presidential candidate that could make the Philippines like Singapore” circulated on social media.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) had said that “there should be no foreign intervention in Philippine elections.”

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  1. what the hell! Singapore has nothing to do with our own politics! This news is really absurd. You are using other country to influence our very own affair? irresponsible journalism. Whoever wrote this news, you owe Singapore Gov’t an apology!

  2. Singaporeans do not really care, same way we do not care for Singaporeans. And they are not stupid to vote for someone who is double minded, arrogant, womanizer, killer and rude. Because Lee Kuan Yew does not have these traits or records. Perhaps if it was FM then I would believe you.
    By the way, there is a lot of misrepresentation or miscommunication made by Du-Dirty supporters about supports coming from various leaders and personalities including Obama, Justin Bieber, etc…Do you really think that these people will support Du-Dirty!!

  3. Whether it’s true or not duterte is very close to the character and wisdom of the late lee kuan Yew…kamay Na Bakal… we are hopeless with oligarch at the helm enough of these thieves……. go duterte