DURIAN POST NO. 165 – MAY 04-10 – Duterte: Nothing less than the presidency in 2016

frontpageNot the Vice Presidency, not the Senate.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will not settle for anything less than the presidency in 2016, Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, chair of the Partido Demokrasya ng Pilipinas-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) Party, said.

p9Although Duterte has yet to announce his presidential bid, he landed third in the latest survey on presidential preference conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS). Vice President Jejomar Binay topped the survey, with Senator Grace Poe at second.

Duterte is running not for senator. For him the vice presidency is a spare tire and he does not want that, said Pimentel.

Duterte belongs to PDP-Laban. The senator and his father, party founder and former Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel earlier said PDP-Laban will support Duterte’s presidential bid.

It will be our pride, if he runs for president, said Senator Pimentel as results of other surveys ranked Duterte in the Top 3 list of presidentiables. ROGER M. BALANZA


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