- President Rodrigo Duterte, in a recent televised speech, bared there is a presidential candidate who had been using cocaine
- While the President did not name said candidate, he said that he comes from a rich and powerful family, though the person himself is “a very weak leader”
- He also cast doubt on the capability of the unnamed candidate, asking what has he contributed to the country
- The President also wondered why Filipinos are supporting the said candidate, whom he said “might win hands down”
PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see KAMI news on your News Feed
President Rodrigo Duterte recently bared there is a candidate running for president who is a cocaine user.
The President made the revelation in a recent speech in the province of Oriental Mindoro, which was broadcasted on TV.
“We have a candidate using cocaine,” President Duterte said.
Xian Gaza, sinabing blind item niya hindi raw tungkol kay Barbie Imperial, kundi kay Diego Loyzaga at AJ Raval
In an Inquirer report, while Pres. Duterte did not disclose who the candidate's name was, he did say that he came from a wealthy and powerful family.
PAY ATTENTION: Enjoyed reading our story? Download KAMI's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Filipino news!
The President also said that the father of the said candidate is known to be strong, though the President claimed that the unnamed person himself is “a very weak leader.”
He also voiced out loud his opinions saying that the candidate he's referring to does not have any major contribution towards nation-building, making him wonder why people support him.
“That is why I am wondering, ‘What has this person done? What contribution has he made for the Philippines?’” he said during his speech.
The President also voiced out his puzzlement on why people support him, given his qualities of being a "weak leader" and without any major achievement to be proud of.
Sen. Manny Pacquiao, bumisita at namili sa Guadalupe Market; mga tao sa loob ng pamilihan, nagkagulo
According to a report by Reuters, the President gave hints on who the person is, saying that the presidential candidate he’s referring to “might win hands down.”
This statement suggests that the candidate might be a strong contender for the position.
However, he indicated if he is the candidate the Philippines want, then he cannot do anything about it.
He just reminded everyone that he already told them about the said candidate, hinting that it is a sort of warning for the electorate but if they won't listen, it's up to them.
In a news article published by the Philippine News Agency, the President explained he is not sowing intrigue among presidential contenders.
He then said it is up to the electorate to find out whom he is referring to.
In the same event, President Duterte extolled the qualities of his anointed presidential candidate, Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go.
Previously, many expected the President to run for VP but many were surprised at the sudden turn of events that saw Sen. Go running for President and Sen. Bato dela Rosa withdrawing his COC for president.
Mayor Sara, who was regarded as the frontrunner for the position slid down to run for VP and has recently announced she will run in tandem with Sen. Bongbong Marcos.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, also known as Rody, Tatay Digong, and PRRD, is the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines. He was born on March 28, 1945 to former Davao Governor Vicente Gonzales Duterte and Soledad Roa-Duterte, a Filipina teacher and activist. President Duterte rose to power after he was appointed as Officer-In-Charge of Davao City on May 2, 1986 by President Cory Aquino. From then on, he went on to become Vice-Mayor, and later on, Mayor of Davao City. He was also elected Congressman of the First District of Davao City in 1998 to 2001. He ran for and won as President during the 2016 elections.
Nadine Lustre, di ipinagpipilitan sa iba ang iboboto sa 2022: “If you don’t like my pick, that’s your problem”
Recently, President Duterte revealed he is sure that the decision of Mayor Sara to run for president was hatched by his daughter and former Sen. Bongbong Marcos. He added that he was even wondering why she ran for vice president when she was actually leading the surveys. The President revealed this during his interview with popular vlogger and social media personality Banat By.
On November 15, the President filed his COC for senator. According to ANC News report, it was a "party decision" - It was initially expected that the president would vie for vice president as per Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar. It could be recalled that President Duterte earlier stated that he would retire from politics.