MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Forget the magazine covers that featured Vice President Leni Robredo. Those were so yesterday.
Today, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) announced that President Rodrigo Duterte has landed on the cover of the international fashion magazine, GQ. And it has nothing to do with his war on drugs or Martial Law in Mindanao. Rather it is about his unconventional fashion sense — from rolled up Barong Tagalog sleeves to sockless shoes to loosened neckties.
GQ’s New Year’s issue features Duterte on the cover, donning a dark jacket with standing collar, looking dapper yet still presidential.
Duterte’s popularity and approval rating just went up 10 points in this last quarter. The magazine cover could bump up his numbers by another 10 points in the next SWS survey. Or the international Gallup poll for that matter.
Donald Trump must be feeling so insecure right now.