FORMER President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is planning to campaign for certain candidates in the next national elections.
This comes after a discussion on his program about the gradual departure of his former allies in PDP-Laban to other parties.
“Personally, it’s better if in the next election, I’m the only one in PDP[-Laban party]. And I will select Filipinos [candidates] who are intelligent,” according to former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
According to Duterte, he will campaign for candidates in the national elections to provide choices for Filipino voters.
“For you Filipinos listening right now, if you accept, I will choose young individuals with principles. All of them, even those in the local [government], there are still many left. But for you… I will give you opponents, and I will campaign [for them],” Duterte said.
Duterte remains unfazed by moves of his PDP Laban colleagues and has initially stated that he doesn’t care if he’s the only one left in their party, despite congressmen retracting their previous strong support for him following the Houses’ adoption of a resolution which also expresses solidarity and support for House Speaker Martin Romualdez.