Candidates running for government positions usually turn to public figures to help in their election campaigns. The more credible their endorser is, the better it is for them, although this is not to say that the results of the elections all boil down to the credibility of the endorser. Other factors are also considered, but we can’t deny that the endorser and their pull on the masses also has an impact on how the voting public sees the candidates.
This is why when someone of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s position was taken to be endorsing a Philippine presidential candidate, people would pay attention. Here is a photo of the prime minister with a caption praising Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that is circulating on Facebook.
However, the Singapore government has denied any claims of endorsing a Philippine presidential candidate. It is important to discern whether someone’s endorsement is genuine or not, especially when it is so easy these days to create a template, edit a photo, and include what seemed to be a direct quote from that person in the photo.
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