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Philippine Presidential Candidate Scheming For His Own Election Loss?


DAVAO CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Despite latest national polls showing him ahead of his rival candidates for president of the Philippines, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is secretly planning and strategizing for his own loss in the May 9 elections, and he’s not being coy about it.

Previously, the controversial mayor asked Filipinos not to vote for him if they won’t vote for his vice presidential runningmate Alan Peter Cayetano. (In the Philippines, voters can elect a president from one political party and a vice president from another).

Right there, Duterte has lost the votes of Filipinos supporting VP frontrunners Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos.

Yesterday, Duterte told Catholics should not vote for him because, per the Philippine Catholic Bishops, a vote for him would be a vote for hell. That’s easily three-fourths of all voters.

So, how does Duterte expect to win when he’s asking people not to vote for him? Was this his grand plan from the very beginning?  Is this a faux Duterte campaign to be president? Is he secretly supporting the candidacy of his rival Senator Grace Poe?


Cayetano, left, and Duterte
Cayetano, left, and Duterte (Photo credit: Rappler.com)

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Mob bosses, drug lords and illegal gambling kingpins are going all out to derail the presidential candidacy of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Dueterte, according to the mayor’s VP running mate, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano.

Cayetano said it is not only Duterte’s political rivals that are worried about the mayor’s candidacy, but also  people whose interests would be hurt if he were victorious because of his tough stance against crime and corruption. Duterte is known for his iron-fist and extra judicial style of management as mayor of Davao City.

“When one is a clear leader, there is always the likelihood of being ganged-up (on). Apart from political opponents, no crime lords or drug lords would want him to win and hamper their illegal business,” Cayetano said.

According to Cayetano, Duterte’s popularity being evident, the challenge for the candidate and his supporters now is to “safgeguard the legal process.”

Apparently, Cayetano’s definition of “legal process” includes  taking the law into one’s own hand, as Duterte is known to do.