Duterte withdraws candidacy for mayor, daughter files COC as substitute


DAVAO CITY, Nov. 27 — Update. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte filed his Certificate of Candidacy for President with the Commission on Elections in Manila through his lawyer Salvador Medealdia at 11:55 Friday morning.

This developed after Duterte withdrew his COC for mayor with the Comelec here at 11:40 am Friday. After withdrawing his COC, Duterte filed a certificate of substitution naming his daughter, former mayor Sara at 11:55. Sara subsequently filed her COC for mayor as Duterte’s substitute.

“I crossed the bridge of rubicon. I place my future in the hands of God,” Duterte said during a press conference at Task Force Davao before heading to Sarangani province.

While he was sad that he would lose part of his privacy to klieg lights, Duterte said he has no regrets. He said he would not know what would bring him to the crossroads in life.

The mayor vowed to abide with Comelec and accept its decision regarding the substitution process.

He reiterated that his decision is a matter of principle adding that this is his time to face the Filipino people. He highlighted the need to protect the Constitution.

If he makes it, part of his platform is to stop corruption and continue a hardline stance against criminality.

“Either makuha ko ang gusto ko (Either I will get what I want) or I will perish and go somewhere else,” he said.

Either I will deliver or I will resign and give to others the helm of the presidency. He mentioned the military and police which are better armed versus crime.

“I will give the Filipino a comfortable life…corruption has to stop…and criminality,” he said.

Duterte will not accept offers of money as campaign kitty.

If there are offers, Duterte said he would tell them not to invest on him but to invest on the country instead to help the economy.

While he vowed no compromise, he said he will look for other means to fund a campaign machinery.

Federalism will be the centerpiece of his campaign.

Below is the sketchy details updated by above stoy.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte withdrew his certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here past 11 a.m. Friday.

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After the withdrawal of his COC, Duterte’s daughter Sara filed her COC as substitute.

Former Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio had her hair shaved. A sign she finally OK's her father (Rodrigo) to run for the presidency in 2016 elections?

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Daughter shaves head, OK sign for Mayor Duterte’s 2016 presidential run.

The father and daughter came to the Comelec-Davao office almost at the same time.

Duterte is expected to file his COC for president before the Dec. 10 deadline for the filing of substitution. (PNA)


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