Duterte to campaign for his election bets in 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte will release a list of candidates that he will support in the 2019 elections.
Hence, in a speech in Cagayan de Oro City Wednesday, Duterte said he will actively campaign for candidates that he supports after Christmas.
“I’ll come up with a list. Dili ko mupili ug mga tao nga hiwi,” Duterte said in a mix of English and Cebuano.
Duterte said that he has two requirements for candidates that he will support: ma-abilidad (efficiency) and honesty.
As he did in recent speeches, Duterte introduced his former special assistant, Bong Go, as “Senator Go,”
and spent minutes telling the audience about the man’s educational background and work history.
“Naa ni siya daghang sulod sa ulo na magamit sa Pilipino,” Duterte said, adding that Go is not Chinese and will not be corrupt.
Duterte also mentioned Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos as one of the people who has helped him as a politician.
Both Go and Marcos have submitted their certificates of candidacy for senator in the upcoming elections.
Despite saying that he will openly support the candidates that he chose, the President said that he told the military, police and his Cabinet members not to campaign for anyone because they will inevitably use government funds to do it.
“Ako lang, pasagdi ko kay presidente ko. Usa ra sad ko. Unya ang presidente (The president) is always a politician because he was elected by the people,” Duterte said.