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Duterte to seek re-election, not presidency, says aide

By: - Bureau Chief / @inqmindanao
/ 12:34 PM October 15, 2015
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Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ/INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is not running for president, his executive assistant, Christopher “Bong” Go told the Inquirer.

In a text message, Go replied “opo (yes),” when asked about reports that the mayor was not running for president but would instead seek reelection.

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The confirmation came amid reports that the mayor was to file his certificate of candidacy for president Thursday or Friday. A lot of his supporters have also gathered at the Commission on Elections’ office in Intramuros, waiting for him to file his COC.

READ: Duterte now has family’s blessing | LOOK: Did Sara Duterte shave head to urge pa to run for president?

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Several Duterte supporters have also shaved their heads, following the lead of Duterte’s daughter, Sara.

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