DAVAO CITY – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte doesn’t run out of people he wants to kill, from rapists, to drug lords, to smugglers, the current father of Davao City always has someone in his to kill list. But the latest addition to his hit list might surprise you.
On a local TV program Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa (From the Masses, for the Masses), the mayor said that he would rather die early than enter Malacañang and that he would like to kill whoever is behind the movement to make him run for President in the 2016 elections.
“Don’t be misled, I’m not running, some people suspect that I am behind the moves,” Duterte cleared.
The call for his presidency has grown stronger after the nation saw how he led his Davao’s part in the super typhoon Yolanda recovery and relief operation last year.
“Do not get swayed. I’m not running, I don’t need your money,” he said adding that he did not know who started this move but if he knew exactly who started it, he wanted very much to kill him.
“I don’t know who started it but if I knew him, I would want to kill him,” he declared.
The mayor has consistently said that he has no interest in becoming the Philippine president in 2016.
“I would rather die early than enter Malacañang,” Duterte said.
A number of Facebook groups that all bear the names Duterte for President or some variation of it have sprouted over the past few months. At least of these Facebook causes already has close to 30,000 followers.
Last Friday, former Sarangani Governor Miguel Dominguez announced that he would drop everything to campaign for Duterte if the longest-term Davao city mayor were to run for president of the republic, reported the Inquirer.
Center for Enterprise Advancement reportedly conducted a survey that identified Duterte as the most preferred candidate for the 2016 presidential election.