- A Japanese artist who is a supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte painted a portrait of the latter
- Ayumi Endo posted a photo of her, creating the painting on her Facebook account
- Endo is known for doing Duterte-inspired works of art
People from different nations certainly do express support for President Rodrigo Duterte. Some post videos on social media commending his leadership, while some just opt to make him a work of art.
Ayumi Endo, a Japanese artist who creates paintings with President Duterte as her subject posted another masterpiece on her Facebook account which gained more than 54,000 reactions and more than 23,000 shares.
The piece shows a portrait of President Duterte with a Philippine eagle and the Philippine flag on the background.
Endo wrote on the caption: "Thank you all for your kind words, it's a great honor and privilege to support the President of the Philippines, I'm going to continue to support him and do my very best to show the Japanese people that the news about his bad reputation they see and hear are not all true."
Netizens, especially Duterte supporters, commended the artist. One Facebook user said: "That is all true Miss Ayumi Endo, and thank you for believing that our 71 years old President can do the changes that we Filipinos are dying to see, hope each and every one us Filipinos feel and appreciate the same way you did, that our President is sooo eager to get rid of the drugs and corruption that's killing our Nation."
Another netizen thanked Endo for supporting the president: "Thank you so much Ms. Ayumi for appreciating our President. You won't regret it, just like those 16 million people who voted him."
In an interview, Endo shared that he learned about President Duterte when she was invited by the University of San Carlos - School of Architecture Fine Arts and Design (USC-SAFAD) for a live painting session.
She was also invited to a big event in Mega Cebu and her manager, Billy, told her stories of Duterte's leadership.
The Japanese artist created Duterte-inspired paintings namely: 'The Patriot', 'Tatay Digong', and 'Change Is Coming'.