The Singapore Embassy in Manila on Friday denied reports that its Prime Minister is endorsing the presidential bid of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
In a statement posted on its official Facebook page, the embassy said Singapore has nothing to do with the Philippine elections and any reports of endorsement are “untrue.”
“The Embassy has learned of a FB post mischievously alleging that the Prime Minister of Singapore endorses a presidential candidate for the upcoming presidential election in the Philippines,” read the post.
“This is untrue. Singapore does not endorse any candidate. The choice is for Filipinos alone to make. We wish the Philippines well in the conduct of its elections,” it added.
The statement was released after a photo of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong with a caption “Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is the only presidential candidate that could make the Philippines like Singapore” circulated on social media.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) had said that “there should be no foreign intervention in Philippine elections.”