Duterte asks supporters to remove billboards urging him to run in 2016

Running is bad for your knees anyway

On Sunday, ABS-CBN News reported that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte is determined to retire after his term despite overwhelming support from fans. He can’t stop them from wearing "Rody for President" shirts, but over the weekend, he ordered that the billboard they had put up be taken down.


"Remove all the billboards, ’yung mga ’Duterte for President’ tanggalin niyo ’yan...I do not like it. I do not want to be a hypocrite...I will never ever dream of what I cannot be," he said during a press conference held on Saturday.


Duterte has consistently rejected the idea of running for higher office, even proclaiming that he would make a terrible president. This time, according to the report, his main reason for retiring is his health.


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