Kung pwede lang umatras! Duterte denies wanting to stay in power beyond 2022
President Rodrigo Duterte has denied threatening to declare a revolutionary authorities to lengthen his stay in Malacañang beyond 2022.
In a speech at a federalism discussion board on Tuesday (October 17), Duterte mentioned he’s sad being President given his age.
“Nobody is interested here in this government me, especially, to go beyond my term. I do not intend to perpetuate myself. I will not shame my family and all for any ambition in this world,” he mentioned in Camarines Sur.
“Eh sinasabi nila na mag-revolutionary government ako dahil gusto kong tumagal, anak ng… Kung maaari lang, kung pwede lang umatras eh. Nakakahiya lang,” he added.
Speculation that Duterte needs to stay in power beyond 2022 arose after he made a risk in a televised interview final week to declare a revolutionary authorities if the supposed destabilization plots towards his administration proceed.