Davao City Mayor Duterte Files COC for President

PHOTO 03: LEGITIMATE OPERATION -- Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (left) stressed in a press briefing on Monday, July 15 that his shoot-to-kill order and the police operation against the kidnap for ransom group last week was legitimate and that he would protect and assist all his policemen involved in the operations. Beside Duterte is criminal lawyer Salvador Panelo who said that the reaction of CHR chief Loretta Ann Rosales to the video footage was cenimatic. (Alexander D. Lopez) FILE PHOTO

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has made official his pronouncement to run for president in the 2016 elections as he filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Duterte withdrew the COC he filed for Davao City mayor and then submitted his candidacy for president at the Law Department of Comelec in Intramuros, Manila.

His daughter, Inday Sarah Duterte, is taking over his candidacy for Davao City mayor.

However, Duterte did not personally file his COC for president but was instead hand-carried by lawyer Salvador Medialdea.

The filing of Duterte’s COC was made after PDP-Laban president Sen. Koko Pimentel appealed to the Davao City mayor not to wait for the December 10 COC filing deadline. – BusinessNewsAsia.com