DUTERTE SAYS HE MAY RUN FOR PRESIDENT

Dagupan City – In a public pronouncement which surprised even his closest advisers, Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte on February 18 said he is willing to run for President of the Philippines “if only to save the Republic.”

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PHOTO BY ROLDAN GORGONIO

Speaking before at least 2,000 participants, mostly youth and students, of the First Federalism Forum in Northern Luzon, held at the Lyceum-Northwestern University here, the 69-year-old Duterte said the Philippines faces an imminent disaster as it is confronted with problems on corruption, criminality and the possible collapse of the peace talks in the Southern Philippines.

“If only to save this Republic, I could run for President,” Duterte told the forum.

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