Monday, September 29, 2014

Will You Vote Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte For President in 2016?

By Alon Calinao Dy: The Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte is popular for being true to his words as he has always combated any criminal activities in his area. He also speaks publicly that criminals are nowhere to hide as long as he is the mayor. His toughness still remains and has been enjoyed by many Filipinos since rampant crimes are everywhere in the country in these days.

The "Shoot me, Duterte" also goes viral. The mayor jokingly said that he will shoot the person behind the "Duterte-for-President Movement."But because there are many Duterte's supporters out there, his fans dare him to shoot them for supporting the presidential movement.

Facebook page of Rodrigo Roa Duterte For President Movement -- 2016 election 

When Duterte was asked if he has intention to run for president in 2016,  he said

"I am not interested in becoming the president or the vice president or even a senator or a secretary of any department. I don't qualify for these positions. I will aspire only for what I can be. I will not dream  of what I cannot be."
Moreover, Duterte has been one of the watch list of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) for publicly speaking his intention to shoot down any criminals within his jurisdiction. The CHR believes that the infamous mayor is violating human rights for his harsh statements.

Although the presidential election is a long way to start if someone thinks about it, Duterte's supporters are still confident that he might change his decision. Anything is possible like everyone is stating. His admirers believe that Duterte is the only who can prevent crimes in the Philippines and put back the country into the limelight once more.

Just in case Duterte runs for president in 2016, the question is, are you willing to support him? It is obvious that if he runs at the highest place of government, he also needs your assistance. Are you one of his supporters?

Duterte has a chance to gain ground in parts of Mindanao and Visayas, but not in Luzon. According to the latest poll on 2016 president, vice president Jejomar Binay is still the leading presidential candidate among other contenders. 

This is just what I can suggest to my countrymen. If you want to vote mayor Duterte for President, then you must cling to it. Don't ever change your heart and judgement. Indeed, he makes Davao a great city for everyone. I do believe that he can also make the Philippines a safe haven for all.