“This kind of decision is all God’s will. I will leave it to destiny, it’s up to God where he will put me,” Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said while in Butuan City. Duterte is conducting a listening tour and plans to go around the country.
“I tried to say no because I’m not really interested [to run for president]. But the more I listen to the pain and sufferings of the people, well, I need a sign from God,” the Mayor said.
In GMA’s 24 Oras report Duterte was quoted saying, “If God will place me there, there will be a difference.”
Mayor Duterte is an advocate of federalism. He promised that if ever he becomes the next Philippine president he will leave the post with a federal form of government.