MANILA: President Rodrigo Duterte is among TIME’s 114 choices for this year’s TIME 100 most influential people in the world.
As of 12:00 PM today, March 26, President Duterte is taking the lead ahead of Pope Francis, Justin Trudeau, Beyonce and Angela Merkel in the top 5.
The list includes a number of leading artists, politicians, lawmakers, scientists and leaders of technology and business.
The official list of the TIME 100 honorees will be chosen by the TIME editors and will be announced on April 20. TIME however, will announce a separate winners for the readers’ choices.
Voting is up until 11:59 on April 16 and immediately after, the winners of the reader poll will be announced.
Readers may cast their votes here: TIME100 Poll