Based on the result, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte got a five percent “yes” votes since March until last Sunday night in Time Magazine’s 2017 poll for its yearly Time 100 list.
The Time 100 is a yearly list of the most influential people worldwide in the fields of arts, politics, business, and science and technology.
Next to Duterte are Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Vatican’s head of state.
Billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg both got three percent “yes” votes.
President Duterte has become known in the international community for his anti-drug war.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the President’s efforts to prioritize public interest and welfare made him famous in the international community.
Abella added that with or without the recognition, the President will remain true to his promise to serve the country.
The result of the online poll will be announced on April 20 after Time editors have selected the magazine’s final list of 100 most influential people.
In 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin came first in the list of the Time 100 poll, while US Senator Bernie Sanders got to the top the following year. (PR)