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. Quitain and Go arrived at the Comelec office here at 2:36pm.
Go was wearing a white t-shirt with a message at the back: Sinabi ko na ayaw ko ang titigas ng ulo nyo. The message on the front says: No is No.
“Filed my Certificate of Candidacy for the position of Mayor of Davao City,” Duterte said this afternoon.
He said, October 12, “I believe that my destiny is to end years and years of public life in the service of Davao City and every Dabawenyo.”
“There was no ambition for me to aspire for the presidency. The country does not need me. I find no need for it. I guess it is fate that wills that our long journey together should end this way,” he added.