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Next president will come from Bicol – Duterte

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte believes the next Philippine president will be a Bicolano.

Duterte issued the remark during the situation briefing on typhoon “Tisoy” held at the Legazpi City Convention Center on Thursday.

“So, the next president will come from Bicol. You have a choice of (Albay Rep. Joey) Salceda (and) (Sorsogon Governor Francis) Chiz Escudero,” he said.

It was not immediately clear whether Duterte made the remark in jest.

Last week, the President said he will not endorse any candidate in the 2022 presidential elections.

“To the Filipino people, listening to me, hindi na po ako pulitiko, hindi na ako tumakbo. Wala akong kandidato. Ang sinasabi ko lang sa inyo, disgrasya kayo ‘pag si (Vice President) Leni (Robredo),” Duterte said in an interview with CNN Philippines.

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