Davao Mayor Duterte announces “I am not running for President” just this September 7, 2015 during his press conference at Grand Men Seng Hotel in Davao City. Mayor Duterte supporters was sad upon knowing his decision not to run for President.
“I would like to categorically state now… na di ako tatakbong president,” he said. “Wala akong ambisyon mag-presidente.”
“In 2016, I will retire from public life,” he said. “I believe it’s no longer my time. I will retire after my term.”
“I’m not running for president and I never wanted to be one…. Ayaw ko talaga. Ayaw ng pamilya ko pati iyong anak ko na mayor and she’s vocal about it,”
Here are the reaction/comment of our netizens: (credits to commenters)
- Wala ng pag-asa ang Pilipinas kung hindi siya tatakbo.
- wag kayong mag alala..biglang mag file ng candidacy yan…kau nman oh…nlulungkod kaagad..
- Hindi siya tatakbo… di niya tatakbuhan ang laban at mananalo tayo! Tuloy ang laban!
- ,,,nakakalungkot talaga,,,, huh,,,
#kung mayaman lang sana ako aakuin ko na lahat ng gagastusin ni mayor DUTERTE basta Tatakbo lang sya sa pagka PANGULO.huhuh…pakiramdam ko kase sya na ang simula ng pagbabago at ang magpapabago sa lahat lalo n sa kapakanan ng mamamayang Filipino at sa ating BANSANG PILIPINAS na matagal ng nag DURUSA sa mga mapagsamantalang Government Officials.huh… ;;;
- Pa drama epek,, kunwari lang??? Kung di matuloy, sayang,,, Malakas pa naman si DUTERTE..
- Pinupush natin sya for ilang years tapos ngayon 39 days lang give up na tayo?
- Wag na bumoto
Still the citizens are still hoping that Mayor Duterte will change his mind before the deadline this October. People see him as one of the only hope to have a better country. Some are afraid he might be the next martial law that would lead the country to suffering like during the Marcos regime. Mayor Duterte has lots of accomplishments that would make him very credible to be a candidate for president compare to other running for presidential. How can one be a president if he/she has a legal case against people of the Philippines? How stupid could a person be to vote for such person who has been corrupt. I hope that other people will realize that they need to think twice or trice before voting.
** Our opinion is not in any way influence by anybody from the government and we are not paid to make positive opinions just to make a person look good. Nor we are not paid to write a negative feedback just so people will change their minds. We did not include the names of the commenters to avoid cyberbullying.
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