Duterte’s advice to presidential aspirants: ‘Wag mong hingin, bahala na si Lord!
President Rodrigo Duterte believes the presidency is not something to be coveted, despite being a position of power and influence.
In an interview with Kingdom of Jesus Christ founder Pastor Apollo Quiboloy Saturday (June 8), Duterte said the presidency is a gift from God.
“My advice to the coming presidents, if they get into office, in the meantime, do not covet anything and it will come to you,” he said in the interview in Davao City.
Duterte recalled that his mother, Soledad, also told him that the presidency was not something he should aspire for.
“Sabi niya: Huwag mo — pagka hinigi mo ‘yan sa sarili mo, patay ka. Hingiin mo ‘yan sa Diyos at kung ipagpala ka ng Diyos, ibibigay sa’yo,” he said.
Duterte, a former mayor of Davao City, won the 2016 presidential race with over 16 million votes.