MANILA—Presidential candidate and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) head office in Intramuros Manila tomorrow to ensure that his candidacy won’t have loopholes.
“This is to bolster his COC which was earlier filed through his lawyer Salvador Medialdea with a personal appearance and oath before a Comelec notary,” Duterte’s spokesman, Peter Tiu Laviña was quoted as saying in a Manila Bulletin report.
Duterte’s appearance at the Comelec also aims to clear doubts regarding the validity of his candidacy.
The National Capital Region (NCR) Quick Action Team, an organization formed by Duterte’s former classmates will accompany the mayor to Comelec.
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Duterte’s running mate will also be present to support the mayor.
Laviña also asked the public to join the mayor tomorrow at Comelec.
“Join us if you are in the Intramuros area. We do not like though to cause any traffic inconvenience to the good people of Metro Manila whose choice is clearly and conclusively for genuine change under the Duterte-Cayetano tandem,” he said in the same report.
Lavinia also told Duterte’s supporters to be cautious of setting up campaign funds.
“Let us not put our candidate in peril. The best way for everyone to help is to spend their own money to print their own shirts, put up their own tarpaulins in front of their homes or shops or in their vehicles, pay for their own transportation and snacks in attending Duterte meetings, forum or activities in their cities or communities, pay their own way to polling places, particularly OFWs who have to take leave from work and travel far to embassies and consular offices abroad,” he said.
“If you know or learn of anyone undertaking fund-raising schemes, please let us know so we can advise them. Of course, spies from the enemy camps can do this as well to destroy the good name of the mayor and sow disunity among our ranks. Worry not, we shall expose them,” he added.