Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed his candidacy for presidency after all.
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The tough-talking Duterte said “My candidacy for president is now on.”
On Saturday night, Alan Peter Cayetano confirmed to the interviewer that it is a Duterte- Cayetano tandem for 2016 president elections.
Cayetano expressed his gratitude towards Duterte by saying that thanks for believing in him.
“Yes, he will not allow the Constitution to be disregarded and it’s just a matter of talking to the PDP-Laban and setting everything in motion,” Cayetano said in a phone interview on Satuday night.
Duterte made the bold statement when he was asked by the reporters in an ambush interview. “When he got here (in Cavite), he said that—he’s now open to a presidential run,” said the Senate majority leader.
Duterte said at a birthday celebration of his law school classmate here in Dasmariñas on Saturday night, “My candidacy for the presidency is now on the table.”
It was the recent decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) throwing the disqualification case questioning the citizenship of Sen that changed Duterte’s mind for the candidacy in election 2016. Grace Poe who has been accused of not being a natural-born citizen.
In his interview, he added, “I can not accept an American President. ”
He said he would still “fill in the gaps” and talk to the members of his political party PDP-Laban led by Sen. Koko Pimentel about his decision.