Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte remains coy on his political plans in 2016 because he is waiting for a sign from God, former senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. said on Saturday.
Pimentel, a former mayor, said he talked with Duterte when he went to Davao recently.
“I asked him if he has already decided to run for president, and he told me “Hinihintay ko pa sign ng Panginoon,” he said, amused at the mayor’s reply.
“If Rody does decide to run, his major platform would be the federal system of government,” the former lawmaker added.
The proposed federal system would divide the country into 14 states.
The idea was first brought up by Pimentel in 1982.