MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – A Filipino aspirant for president made the Guinness World Record as the only candidate in the world to file his candidacy while asking the electorate not to vote for him.
Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte addressed his countrymen in a video after he filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for president in the 2016 elections. He joins four other major declared candidates in what could be the largest field of presidential aspirants in Philippine history: Vice President Jejomar Binay, former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Senator Grace Poe, and Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Dozens of others have filed candidacies for president.
In his video message, Duterte, famous for his iron-fist and extra-judicial style of management, asked the public not to vote for him, making him what the Philippines’ Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is calling a “nuisance candidate.”
World record or not, political analysts are predicting Duterte might actually win the election .
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