Duterte may endorse presidential candidate whose name has letter ‘O’

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MANILA – President Rodrigo Roa Duterte may endorse or support a presidential bet whose name has the letter “O”, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, acting presidential spokesperson, stated on Wednesday.

When asked in an interview over PolitikoTV Channel if Duterte would endorse any candidate running for the presidency, this was Andanar’s response.

Currently, there are 10 candidates running for the position of president– former presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, labor leader Leody de Guzman, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, former national security adviser Norberto Gonzales, Senator Ping Lacson, Lanao del Sur businessman Faisal Mangomdato, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., Dr. Jose Montemayor Jr., Senator Manny Pacquiao, and Vice President Leni Robredo.

All presidential candidates contain the letter “O” in their names.

When asked to provide a letter of a candidate Duterte would less likely to endorse or support, Andanar answered “U”.

The only two presidential bets whose names contain the letter “U” are Pacquiao and de Guzman.

Andanar further said that Duterte is also likely to have no problems working with a presidential candidate whose name contains the letter “O.”

Earlier, Andanar stated that Duterte is not yet endorsing or backing any presidential candidate.

“The President has repeatedly said that he does not support any presidential candidate unless there is a compelling reason at kung maalala niyo po dun sa interview na ginawa natin (and if you remember in our interview) with the President, he clearly said he may or may not,” he said in a Palace press briefing on Tuesday.

Andanar added that it is best to wait for the President to make a final decision on whether or not he would endorse any presidential bet.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.