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Duterte files COC as Davao mayor

 • 23:58 PM Thu Oct 15, 2015
Lilian Mellejor/PNA and Joey Sem Dalumpines/PIA
DAvao Mayor Rody Duterte's executive assistant Lawrence Bong Go files his COC for Davao mayor. (Joey Dalumpines)

DAVAO CITY -- Mayor Rodrigo Duterte through his party's Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod executive secretary Melchor Quitain and his executive assistant Lawrence Bong Go filed his Certificate of Candidacy Thursday.Go was wearing a white t-shirt with a message at the backand Sinabi ko n ayaw ko ang titigas ng ulo nyo. The message on the front saysand No is No. This endedall speculations that he is gunning for the presidency.Go, accompanied by Quitain filed the CoC at 3and00 pm today at the District 1 section of the City Election Office in the Ramon Magsaysay Park.In a text message, Duterte thanked all supporters who were aspiring for him torun for the presidential race.Go explained Mayor Duterte and he just arrived from Palawan Island after assessing his political options.He said that in the first place, Mayor Duterte did not convey that he aspired to be the country’s chief executive during his tour to explain Federalism to the people.Go said the mayor personally conveyed Monday that he would not run in the presidential race. I think the mayor does not intend to withdraw and then file on another position,” he said.Go said the only Mayor Duterte can answer on issues pertaining to any presidential bid.He said Duterte wants to be remembered as the person who could have been the president of the Philippines.

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