Duterte: I am the Filipino people’s last card
CAGAYAN DE ORO — “I am the Filipino people’s last card,” said presidential bet Davao City mayor hours before the presidential debate here.
Duterte vowed “he won’t let probinsyanos down,” saying the debate is an important event for the Mindanawon.
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Duterte has served as Davao City mayor for more than 22 years.
The tough-talking mayor said he was excited yet nervous.
“I am very excited but I am also very nervous,” the mayor said.
His camp, however, refused to disclose how he prepared for the debate.
At past 3 am Sunday, hours before the first presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro City, Duterte was still wide awake.
He said the debate would be very important for probinsyanos and Mindanawons.
“A very important day for me and for all of us,” he said. “I am a probinsyano; I will be representing Mindanao and the provinces.”
He promised: “I will not let Mindanao, the provinces, and the entire Philippines down.”
He reiterated his candidacy was triggered by the government’s neglect of the people.
“I will stand there in defense of the future of the Philippines and the Filipino people. I promise to stand for you. I will never let you down,” the feisty presidential candidate swore.
Duterte and his running mate, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, are standing on the political agenda ending corruption in the government, fighting criminalities and maintaining peace and order, and addressing lack of education, and massive poverty, among others. JE
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