President Duterte: “Okay man ang tingin ko sa kanila except for a few misgivings about the danger of falling into the hands of, or getting into a trap of the communists.”
PRESIDENT DUTERTE — The Philippine President said that he’s not keen on supporting a presidential candidate in the 2022 elections.
A calm President Duterte revealed in his pre-recorded “Talk to the People” public address aired late Monday night that almost all presidential candidates have been looking to get his support, but he’s not into supporting any one.
However, the President wasn’t closing the door to the possibility of giving his seal of approval to a presidential candidate, especially if it becomes necessary.
“Unless there is a compelling reason, really, for me to change my mind and decide to support a candidate,” the President said.
Despite this, President Duterte said that all those who wanted to be the country’s next leader were qualified for the post “except for a few misgivings about the danger of falling into the hands of, or getting into a trap of the communists.”
President Duterte also said that he’s on edge about the ideology of some unnamed presidential candidates because they’re leaning towards the communist rebels.
The President made the statement the night before the start of the campaign period for the 2022 elections.
Meanwhile, the President said that he’s ready to leave his post and turn over his responsibilities to his successor. He also said that he hoped to be done moving out of his office in Malacañang by March or April.
“Nag-iimpake na po ako. I have a little over 3 months, so I should be out by March, hindi ko na paabutin ng Abril. Hindi na rin ako matutulog dito. Kung saan dalhin ng Panginoong Diyos, magpraktis na ako ng tulog doon,” the President said.
Once he’s done moving out, President Duterte will go to the Palace every day to just fulfill his duties as President for the remainder of his term.