Ending months of speculation, the reluctant Presidential candidate, finally confirmed he is gunning for the Presidency in 2016 during an ambushed interview with reporters in Dasmarinas, Cavite.
Mayor Rodrigo attended the birthday party of his law school classmate in Dasmarinas, Cavite on November 21, 2015, Saturday night and when asked by the reporters tagging along the rock star politician.
He made the announcement that every Duterte follower has been waiting to say though they already had an inkling he is running when he was asked with the magic question, “Sir, are you running for President in 2016?” Mayor Duterte replied, “My candidacy for the presidency is now on the table.”
His reply was unexpected on the part of the reporters since they’ve been greeted with the same negative answer every time they’ve asked him about his plan for 2016 especially running for the highest position in the land.
Duterte is the envy his rivals
But this time around, like the master tactician that he is, he made the bold announcement that his political rivals are envious of – when Duterte opened his mouth about the Presidency, it is sure to trend in the social media. Check out the twitter trending chart here:
Thanks Cavite for playing part of another historical chapter in our country!
Turned out, even before he arrived at the birthday party of his college law buddy, Senator Cayetano the possible running mate of Mayor Duterte for the Presidential derby in 2016 intimated that the latter already made up his mind that indeed he is running as soon as he arrived at Cavite.
Thanks SET for changing Duterte’s mind
If there is anyone that the Duterte followers and the nation to thank for, we owe it to the 5 senators who voted against the disqualification case file by Rizalito David against Grace Poe.
The decision of the five senators to rule that Grace Poe is a natural-born citizen, thus allowing the latter to keep her Senate seat was the last straw that broke the camel’s back so to speak and spurred the reluctant Rody to gun for the Presidency.
When pressed why he is running though already provided the Filipino people a litany of reasons why he does not covet the Presidency, this is what Rody Duterte has to say,
There are things in life that would move a man, a citizen, to do something even if he doesn’t enjoy it.
Duterte confirmed he is running in the 2016 Presidential election.
Posted by Samot-Saring Paandar on Saturday, November 21, 2015
Longer video of the Duterte interview in Dasmarinas, Cavite.
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