Duterte files COC for president, leads in Surigao City survey

SURIGAO CITY (MindaNews/27 November) – Tough-talking Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte led all other presidential aspirants in a random survey conducted by a local radio station Friday.

Duterte filed his certificate of candidacy Friday as the standard-bearer of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino Lakas ng Bayan at the Commission on Elections’ law department.

RPN-DXKS, a local AM radio station in Surigao City, conducted the one-hour survey among its listeners on Friday.

Anchored by station manager, Tereso “Jun” Clerigo, the survey asked the question: If the election is held today who would you vote for president?

Of the 75 listeners who responded, 59 or 78.6 percent chose Duterte.

Mar Roxas got 10 or 13.3 percent while Senator Grace Poe and Vice President Jejomar Binay shared 3 (4%) apiece.

“No one had voted for Senator Miriam Santiago,” Clerigo said after survey.

He said he didn’t count responses sent via text and Facebook messages most of which went for Duterte.

James Condrada, head of Pilipinas Duterte 2016 Surigao told MindaNews he was not surprised by the survey results.

“This only proves that he is the most formidable candidate who has the support of the masses,” he said.

Condrada, who has been campaigning for Duterte in Surigao using social media and other venues, predicted a landslide victory for his candidate in May 2016.

In the latest survey conducted by Pulse Asia, Duterte got the highest scores among presidential aspirants in Metro Manila with 34 percent.

Poe got 26 percent, Binay 22 percent, Roxas 11 percent and Santiago 7 percent.

The Pulse Asia survey was conducted two weeks ago in the capital city and was made public last Wednesday.

Sara for mayor

After Duterte filed his certificate of candidacy for president as substitute for Martin Diño, his daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio took his place as candidate for mayor.

The younger Duterte, who served as mayor from 2010-2013, filed her COC at 11:57 a.m., according to Eva Decolongon, election assistant of Comelec-Davao’s 1st district. She was accompanied by husband Mans.

In a press conference at the Task Force Davao headquarters of the same day, Duterte said he will not ask for money to fund his presidential campaign.

“I will look for money to finance my own campaign. I do not want to burden my children to do it for me. Maghanap ako ng pera, maybe dito lang muna ako sa Davao. I cannot use the money of the government,” he said.

“I can promise you not heaven but I will promise you a comfortable life… corruption has to stop, criminality has to stop,” he added.

Duterte, who is known for his hardline stance against illegal drug syndicates, warned drug lords to leave the country.

He also criticized the authorities running the National Bilibid Prison over reports the penitentiary has become a drug haven.

He added he will decentralize the government by transferring some of the national agencies from Manila to the provinces.

“Ang DA (Department of Agriculture) doon sa (should be in) Mindanao, bakit doon sa Manila na puro simento (why in Manila which is all concrete). We have to decongest not only the people (in Manila) but also the government,” he said.

Duterte earlier said Manila Bay would become the dumping area for criminals should he become president.

He said he would push for federalism to resolve the armed conflicts in Mindanao where the Moro Islamic Liberation Front has been calling for self-determination through the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law. (Roel N. Catoto and Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)

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  • Jed Lorenzo

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  • Letitia

    Napanood Ko ang documentary ng Duterte governance of Davao. …parang kamukha ng USA, from the protection of the poor, children, women , to environmental sanitation , flood control, the creation of 911, the fight about crimes , drugs , etc na impress AKO Kay mayor Duterte…He has the Guts, courage , honesty walang pagnanakaw sa Pera ng mga Tao o gobierno, siya ay lawyer, prosecutor, and to the point , no pretension , walang tinatago, like many of the present corrupt government officials now. With POE, walang comparison Kay Duterte in every aspect. Plus Poe, questionable citizenship , residency, and she is a woman. Poe is not Margaret Thatcher , former prime minister of Great Britain nor Indira Gandhi of India , very far in all aspects. Kababayan this is an intellectual analysis of the candidates. Roxas , has the credentials ie quite long xperience on governance , an economist, but he may not have the guts and TAPANG ni Duterte. BINAY , a super corrupt period . Mirriam , a brilliant lawyer , pero she has cancer , and no matter what , I will not gamble my country and she made the wrong choice, plus her outrageous temper. Duterte, on analysis , this person is a Brilliant leader, he knew what to do with governance, plushe is a lawyer. Though he had one minor defect…he lacks finesse in character and with Allan Petet Cayetano , who I turn he is too finess , so that will neutralize the TANDEM, with the visit of Pope Francis and prayers with the pilipinos with him , God heard the pilipinos prayer to finally give them 2 STRONG leaders …Duterte/ Cayetano to fight Massive Corruptions for a long time, crimes, drugs, GOD BLESS the PHILIPPINES !!!’

  • Mario Locsin

    Sa amin pa lang panalo kana Mayor Duterte alam namin maraming kang kakayahan na pwedeng makakapagpabago sa bansa natin.#DC2016 #DUTERTECAYETANO

  • Sachi Rio

    Two brave people with one motivation will fight for a real change. Mabilis na aksyon matapang na solusyon.#DC2016

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    Solid Duterte – Cayetano kami para sa Tunay na Pagbabago.#DC2016 #ChangeisComing

  • Mao Dilan

    Labanan ang katiwalian at magkaroon ng katiwasayan sa buong bansa para sa Tunay na Pagbabago.Duterte – Cayetano all the way.#DC2016 #ChangeisComing

  • Crisanto Correal

    Pagbabago tungo sa magandang bansa #DUTERTECAYETANO

  • Chona Torres

    Our family have full supports Duterte and Cayetano Tandem. #DUTERTECAYETANO

    • Letitia

      Tama ang Duterte/Cayetano. …itong dalawa ay pareho ng abogado, kasi pag leader or president ka ng isang bansa mas preferably LAWYER ang profession, so they know the laws of the land. Now Poe is a kindergarten teacher ! With political science in liberal arts…..ay naku walang comparison yan kaysa Abogado esp . Duterte has been a prosecutor !! Mag halal ng presidente na may KAKAYAHAN sa pag gobierno lalo na Pilipinas Kung baga sa sakit malala na esp sa CORRUPTION and crimes, drugs !! May GUTS at. TAPANG at preferably a MAN like Duterte /Cayetano ! Kasi lets be truthful iba ang ways at pagiisip ng lalake sa babae , ( AKO ay babae) that’s the way God created us. I know ( cause I am a psychiatrist) . Iba ang psyche ng babae sa lalake. Lalake ay Musculine ( macho) si babae ay feminine . There are exceptions of course ..Margaret Thatcher ( former prime minister of Great Britain and Indira Gandhi of India But Poe is NO Margaret nor Indira No comparison at all!! PAGTATAWANAN Tayo ng bu ong MUNDO . Magelect Tayo ng presidente iyung PRESIDENTIAL !! Meaning education wise, background, experience in Good gobernance , may kakayahan sa pag gobierno , etc and consider too the height , at least Hindi Too SHORT , cause when your president will have photo opportunity with other leaders of the world , you like your president to stand at least with almost the same height as the other world leaders.

  • Cherry Melarpe

    Duterte-Cayetano are best tandem than others. We support #DC2016

  • Charito Mendoza

    Why choose others when there is Duterte-Cayetano na para sa totoong pagbabago. #dc2016

  • Bituin Tordicillas

    Duterte and Cayetano have the requirements needed to run a country to change for a better future. #CHANGEISCOMING

  • Benjie Garcia

    Nasa kay Mayor Duterte at Sen Cayetano ang kasagutan sa pagbabago ng ating bansa. #CHANGEISCOMING

  • Letitia

    Kababayan, tingnan ninyung mabuti ang mga candidates. Hindi basta nangako at para sa mahirap , basta maniniwala kayo ….NO!! Kunyari maka mahirap , nag kakamay pag kakain….AKO ayaw Ko ang presidente Ko ay nag kakamay Kung ku main …..diahi yan!!!very low class ,PAGTATAWANAN Tayo ng MUNDO!!

  • Junriel Persigas Lubrio

    #DUTERTE-CAYETANO FOR 2016!!