Swindlers could ride on the bandwagon pushing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for president in 2016, and solicit donations for campaign funds that go to their pocket.
“Don’t be misled,” said Duterte in a warning directed to potential victims, in his Gikan sa Masa Para sa Masa television program on Sunday, September 21.
“Some people may suspect that I am behind the (fundraising),” Duterte said.
Duterte said he does not want campaign funds because he does need it.
“I am not running,” he said.
Earlier, as reports of his running for president spread, Duterte admitted a big business group approached him to volunteer to donate campaign funds.
He said he clarified to the group that he did not identify that he is not running in a race to Malacanang in 2016.
Talks about a presidential run remain a hot topic, despite his repeated denials.
In the Sunday program, Duterte jested he would ‘kill’ those behind groups pushing him to run.
There are now two groups openly campaigning to push Duterte to run for president. The Pilipinas Duterte for President claims it has now gathered more than 10 million signatures that urged Duterte to run. The Center for Enterprise Advancement (CEA) said it will conduct a nationwide campaign to urge Duterte to run for president.