Filipinos urged Davao Mayor to run in 2016 Presidential Election.
The 70 year-old Davao Mayor Duterte, Filipino lawyer and politician also known by his nickname Rody or Digong rumored to run in 2016 Presidential Election. Though, Duterte claimed not interested on the position, speculations came up Mayor to run for President.
Duterte with his recent meeting with supporters expressed thoughts over problem of corruption in the country. He stressed how corruption taken its toll on the people most especially affecting the poor. He has always claimed, never spent a single centavo for his own good or that of his family taken from government’s fund.
City information officer Leo Villareal told reporters, “While Duterte repeatedly give his three reasons (for not running) as age, money and family, his body language says another thing as he often explains what he will do if he becomes the next president.”, “It is the worsening national situation that is pushing both the people as well as the hesitant Duterte to take on the enormous challenge to lead the country. For him, it is clearly neither any personal ambition nor any inheritance of a popular name, but love of people and duty to country.”
Davao Mayor Duterte has been always urged by many Filipino supporters to run for President on the coming 2016 Election, however no confirmation yet from him. Former South Cotabato Governor Mike Sueno stated, Duterte supporters decided to hold the rally as a “show of force” so that the he can finally see how much the people of the south support his presidential run, in Mindanao.
Hints to the media for possible intent to run for the presidency since January 2015, some experts believed that little damage to his candidacy or qualifications. Online petition made for Duterte to run Presidency in the next Philippine Election, gathers thousands of signs around the globe.
Butuan City representative Charito Plaza cleared, Davao Mayor Duterte definitely running for president. “While others who declared too early and have long been campaigning even from the time of their last election, it is abuse and inappropriate to use their office and peoples’ money for their illegal and premature campaigning. These actions give the incumbents the bigger advantage, thus unfair to the non-incumbents.”
Pulse Asia March surveys shows Duterte though an undeclared candidate ranked third place besting Senator Santiago and administration perceived presidential bet Dilg Sec. Mar Roxas. IMAGES/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / MARIANNE BERMUDEZ