The movement pushing Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for President in 2016 is going big time, and will be going on a 12-day nationwide caravan to give a stronger voice to the now snowballing move to convince the mayor to run.
Already, the Duterte Pilipinas Movement 2016 has gathered more than 10 million signatures
urging Duterte to take a crack at the presidency.
Duterte has persistently brushed off suggestions he run for President in 2016.
Davao City village chairman Mar Masanguid, head of the movement, said the caravan takes off morning of Wednesday, October 8, from the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Maa in Davao, where parish priest Fr. Bong Gonzaga will lead an ecumenical mass with a Muslim imam and a pastor from the Kingdom of Jesus Christ The Name Above Every Name congregation of Pastor Apollo Quiboloy.
Masanguid said the caravan will pass Mindanao and Visayan urban centers before proceeding to the National Capital Region.
The move to push Duterte to the presidency started middle of last year following calls from various sectors for him to take a crack at the Malacanang post amid massive corruption in governance and spinning crime volumes.
Masanguid said his group has already gathered more than 10 million signatures in Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon.
He said sectoral groups in places they visited volunteered to organize political machineries for Duterte in case the mayor decides to take a crack at the presidency in the 2016 elections.