Duterte tells 20,000 supporters:  Time for Mindanao to choose next President | Inquirer News

Duterte tells 20,000 supporters:  Time for Mindanao to choose next President

/ 08:52 PM March 16, 2016

DAVAO CITY — Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte told thousands of his supporters on Wednesday night that the time has come for a Mindanao native to sit in Malacañang after decades of mismanagement by politicians from Luzon and Visayas.

More than 20,000 people were estimated to have attended his rally on Wednesday night.

Duterte told the still swelling crowd that Manila (referring to Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon) has always chosen who would become the President.


“It would have been alright if they ran the country well but year after year, lots of the country’s wealth are lost to corruption,” the PDP-Laban standard-bearer said.


In highlighting the importance of his candidacy, Duterte said all the taxes have always gone to “Manila,” leaving a measly share to the rest of the country.

Duterte’s political rally coincided with the city’s celebration of its 79th founding anniversary.  SFM

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