Duterte: My favorite hero is Putin

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 22 2016 02:45 AM

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday was made to choose who between current U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump he would likely to get along with.

But instead of choosing between the two, the Philippine president had a rather interesting choice.

"You know my, friend, I would like to answer your question candidly, honestly and truthfully. Personally, it doesn't matter much. But I am president of a country, and we have this splendid relations with the Americans," Duterte said in a press conference in Davao City following his state visits to Brunei and China.

"I cannot gamble an answer because either way, it might create hostility here, antagonism here," the president said.

"I'm better off in saying my favorite hero is (Vladimir) Putin."