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Is Duterte out of funds? PDP-Laban says presidential bid botched due to thinning campaign kitty

It appears that the lack of interest isn’t the reason why Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte shelved his plans to run for president, at least according to the chairman of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

Former South Cotabato Governor Mike Sueño said he has received information that Duterte was prompted to file his certificate of candidacy for reelection due to lack of funds.

“Nahihirapan si mayor sa pondo. Sa ngayon marami kasi ang nagsasabing tutulong sila pero walang nangyayari. ‘Yun (lack of funds) ang talagang naka-[apekto] kay mayor,” he said in a press conference on Tuesday (Oct. 27).

Duterte dashed hopes he would run for president when he filed his COC for mayor instead of president earlier this month. In his place, PDP-Laban fielded anti-crime advocate Martin Diño as its standard bearer.

Days after closing the door on a presidential run, however, Duterte tickled the public’s fancy once again when he declared he’s open to becoming the substitute for Diño in case the latter is disqualified by the Commission on Elections, or withdraws his candidacy.

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  • nina

    Mayor Duterte, when you say you will run…it will be us,,,your voters who will support you not just by voting but by shelling out what ever simple means that we can to spread your cause…you do not know us, simple individuals here in the north…for example…gagawa ako nang mga tarpaulin/any material kasi burden ko din as ordinary citizen ..that would be my contribution sa nation ko… and i will urge my fellow netizens to do the same …for our sake and for our next generation’s sake…and do not underestimate this burning anger and passion in hopeful Pinoys..

  • Andres Burgos

    Malayo pa ang campaign period, tulong tulong tayo sa kampanya. Personally, I will put time and my savings for this cause, CHANGE !!!!!

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