By GIGIE ARCILLA
A member of the European Union (EU) Parliament has blamed western media for the bad image of President Rodrigo Duterte before the world audience.
“I think it’s through the western media that President Duterte is being painted as some semi-dictator and generally democratically elected. But I have a different point of view because I think the world is a very huge place and the Philippines has a different culture than Europe,” said Tom Vandrendriesshe as he brushed aside negative reports about the Philippines.
In Brussels, Belgium, Vandrendriesshe also expressed concern over reports about international funding to communist-linked organizations in the Philippines.
Vandrendriesshe vowed to help the Philippine government put a stop to the flow of financial support .