Follow us for updates
© 2022
Read the Story →

'I Am Not Supporting Anybody Right Now': Duterte on Presidential Campaign

Will he change his mind?
by Arianne Merez
Feb 8, 2022
Photo/s: Presidential Photo

President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he was not supporting any candidate eyeing to succeed him in the May 9 elections but hinted that he remains open to changing his mind.

Duterte, who won in 2016 by the largest margin since the restoration of democracy three decades ago, said he could still endorse a presidential candidate if he sees that it's needed.

"I may in the end, if I see that my advice, maybe endorsement could help, kung kailangan but at this time I am saying that I am not supporting anybody," Duterte said in a late-night public address.

"Unless there is a compelling reason really for me to change my mind and decide to support a candidate but until now wala akong nakikitang danger," he added.

EXPLAINER: Plot Twists Leave Duterte Without Anointed Successor, What's Next?

Duterte's announcement came a day before presidential candidates officially start their campaign. Last month, Duterte said he would reveal the "most corrupt" candidate eyeing to succeed him in the elections "in due time".

Continue reading below ↓

" I would say at this time They are all qualified, kung sino man sila. Those running now are qualified to be president. I hope so," Duterte said.

"I am not into supporting anybody right now," he added.

Duterte's political party PDP-Laban is supporting his daughter Sara Duterte who is seeking the vice presidency.

The younger Duterte is running with survey frontrunner Bongbong Marcos, the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr.


Will Solid North Vote with Solid South? Bongbong and Sara Test Marcos Playbook

Bongbong Marcos Willing to Work with 'Yellows' If Elected President

Should You Vote with Conscience or Pick the Lesser Evil?

Continue reading below ↓
Recommended Videos

Reportr is now on Quento. Download the app or visit the Quento website for more articles and videos from Reportr and your favorite websites.

Latest Headlines
Read Next
Recent News
An exhibit of paintings she received during the campaign.
With the reopening of several local destinations, this app has never been more timely.
He wins the World's Ugliest Dog Contest.
Third crown for the country in the pageant for trans women.
Some relief from rising prices.
The news. So what? Subscribe to the newsletter that explains what the news means for you.
The email address you entered is invalid.
Thank you for signing up to On Three, reportr's weekly newsletter delivered to your mailbox three times a week. Only the latest, most useful and most insightful reads.
By signing up to newsletter, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.