Davao’s Duterte for president?


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Davao’s Duterte for president?

Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte, known for his no-nonsense approach to peace and order, has been going around Mindanao and the Visayas the past several weeks discussing federalism – a popular topic among sectors in the south tired of being neglected by imperial Manila. The forums are seen as litmus tests for his winnability. Duterte said: “I don’t want to become the President… but if I become the President of the Philippines, I will rid the government of corrupt officials and change our style of government.” So is he considering it, or just teasing?

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