In spite of continuing calls from various sectors, encouraging Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to join the 2016 presidential race. A big hope hinted his supporters that he might just run for president in next year’s elections.

Mayor Duterte said in his weekly local show, “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa,” “I do not like the way oppressed Filipinos are being treated now. “Oppressed na, wala pang matakbuhan,” This means that he does not approve of the way Filipinos are currently being treated.

“Kapag sinobrahan ninyo ang kastigo sa Pilipino, I might just decide to run as president,” the Davao City mayor added.

A certificate of candidacy for reelection as Davao City mayor has ben filed by Mayor Duterte, Nonetheless, he was picked as the substitute candidate of PDP-Laban as its presidential bet despite fielding party member Martin Diño.

In spite of his apparently “Last” choice not to keep running for president, Duterte has been exceptionally vocal on his stand on a several issues, most recently on the alleged “laglag-bala” scheme in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) where he encouraged President Benigno Aquino III to take “extraordinary” strides to stop the trick and scam.

Duterte said on his Sunday local TV show last November 1, that on the off chance that in case he is the President, he will make the workers included in the asserted trick to swallow the bullet. “I have no ambition for it but if I were President, I will force you to swallow bullets. I do not care if you will die.

If it will get stuck in your anus then I will have you undergo a medical operation to enlarge its opening.” Duterte added. by-Carl E

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