Sino kaya? Duterte says open to endorsing presidential bet

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday expressed willingness to endorse a presidential aspirant for the May 2022 elections.

But, Duterte said that he’s not supporting any candidate as his successor “at this time.”

“Almost all candidates in one way or the other communicated to me, humingi ng suporta. I may in the end if I see that my advice and my endorsement would help, kung kailangan. But at this time, I am not supporting anybody,” the Chief Executive said during his taped public address.

“Gusto ko kasi maglabas na puro ko kaibigan, unless there is a compelling reason for me to change my mind and decide to support a candidate,” he added.

Duterte also those seeking the presidency are all “qualified” for the post.

“Those running now are qualified to be president. I hope so. Okay man ang tingin ko sa kanila except for a few misgivings about the danger of falling into the hands of the communists,” the President said.