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Forbes: Duterte among world’s 74 most powerful

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte.


President Rodrigo Duterte is included on the list of 74 most powerful people in the world, according to the prestigious Forbes magazine.

In the 2016 World’s Most Powerful People issue, President Duterte is in the 70th place. The magazine introduces the Chief Executive as Davao City’s former mayor and has an intensified campaign against illegal drugs and crime.

Also mentioned are President Duterte’s controversial statements such as the Philippines’ withdrawal of alliance with the United States.

READ: Duterte announces ‘separation’ from US military, economic ties

The President is alongside personalities new on the list, such as UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

Russian President Vladimir Putin remains on the number 1 spot. — UNTV News and Rescue

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