City Council supports Mayor Duterte’s presidential race

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has the support of the city council in his journey towards becoming the country’s next president.

Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang bared that the city councilors are planning on the presidential campaign strategies spearheaded by Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte.

“We will support the mayor for presidency. In fact, padayon na mi sigeg plano. Basin bahinon namo among mga councilors asa mi ma-assign with the instruction of Vice Mayor Pulong,” said Dayanghirang.

2nd District Councilor Al Ryan Alejandre said he eyed to expand the campaign up to his hometown Cebu and Bacolod.

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday finally gave in for the 2016 presidential post after he opposed the decision of the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) on the disqualification case of Senator Grace Poe.

The SET dismissed the petition of Rizalito David to disqualify the senator due to the issues of her citizenship. The ruling got 5-4 votes in favor of Poe.

For Duterte, “the highest post of the land must be reserved for a true-blue Filipino.”

Mayor Duterte believed that Poe could only be considered as a Filipino citizen but not a natural-born Filipino.

Meanwhile, Dayanghirang said Duterte’s local party Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod do not have a decision yet on who will candidate to replace the mayor of the city, be it Inday Sara Duterte or Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte.

| Published in 105.9 Balita FM Facebook page: City Council supports Mayor Duterte’s presidential race, November 25, 2015

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