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Pabebe pa! Duterte ready to resign… if Congress, military agree

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President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to resign– but only if Congress and the military will allow him to.

In an interview aired over PTV-4 Tuesday (September 19), Duterte said he must have both the Congress and military’s support to quit his post.

“So I will submit my resignation to Congress. But subject to the concurrence of the military. Because the military will see to it that the succession as provided by the Constitution will be followed,” he said.

Congress may vote jointly or separately on approving his resignation, he added.

Duterte said he wants to show the public he is not hungry for power.

“I want everybody to understand including those supporters, hindi ako hangal dito sa Presidency. Na hindi ako mamatay,” he said.

The President previously said he is ready to step down if any of his family members are found to be involved in corruption.