Australian Foreign Minister says world can learn from Duterte victory
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s response to the concerns of the Filipinos is a “lesson for politicians around the world.”
Photo credits: Rappler
Bishop was interviewed by Rappler on March 16, 2017 (Thursday) about globalization and the Foreign Minister said that in the rise of globalization, government officials must “tap into the concerns” of those “who feel left behind by globalization.”
"I think that President Duterte was responding to the concerns of the people of the Philippines, and the lesson for politicians around the world is to tap into the concerns, particularly of those who feel left behind by globalization, those who have been affected by the disruption of technologies, and those who fear change."
"And we're seeing the consequences of that around the world, whether it's Brexit, the US presidential election, or even here in the Philippines. But we're also seeing outcomes in elections in Europe, so I think it's a phenomenon that will be with us for some time," Bishop added.
Her message is an emphasis on being able to address day-to-day problems like crime and traffic, a strategy employed by the current administration as it continues to wage war against drugs and corruption.
As Bishop discussed how “uncertain” and “restless” these times are, politicians must focus on addressing concerns “of those who feel left behind by globalization, those who have been affected by the disruption of technologies, and those who fear change."
Bishop is on a three-day trip in the Philippines where she is set to meet with Duterte, Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo, and other officials of the Philippine government.
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