Palace wants Duterte to back out – intel official

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RUMORS have been circulating in the intelligence community that Malacañang has been wooing Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to withdraw from the presidential race, a reliable source from the intelligence community disclosed on Wednesday.

A police intelligence officer based in Camp Crame who asked not to be identified said that they have been monitoring the political arena since the start of the election period.

“An emissary from the camp of President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino 3rd has been making communication with the camp of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte,” the intelligence officer said.

“What we have picked up so far is that [they]are trying to convince Mayor Duterte to withdraw from the race and to throw his support behind former Interior Secretary and now Liberal Party standard bearer Manuel Roxas 2nd,” the intelligence source said.


The source said the Palace offered to reimburse at double the amount the expenses Duterte had already incurred in his presidential campaign.

Duterte ranked third in the latest presidential surveys, trailing Vice President Jejomar Binay and Senator Grace Poe. Roxas placed fourth.

Aquino had earlier denied that he is secretly backing Poe and that he maintains his support for the tandem of Roxas and Rep. Leni Robredo.

Duterte and Roxas recently figured in a word war over the latter’s claim that illegal drugs remains rampant in Davao City.

Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, spokesman of the Philippine National Police, said that the 150,000 strong police force remains apolitical and that the only thing being monitored by the police is whether there are existing threats against the candidates in the forthcoming synchronized national and local elections.

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  1. opinionated na pinoy on

    The LP knows that Duterte will get the majority votes in Mindanao, and secondly, si PNoy ay takot kay Duterte , he might accidentally win the election and PNoy might be put behind bars when he stepped down because of PDAF. Ang nakakahiya ay baka maging kapitbahay pa sila ni Binay sa Camp Bagong Diwa.

  2. Pag di nanalo ang isa sa manok ni Pnoy lahat ng palpak na ginawa nila lalut
    may kaugnayan sa korupsyun tiyak aalingasaw at makikita ng mananalo presidente
    sa darating na halalan… May panibagong uupo naman sa wheelchair.

  3. marami na rin akong nakitang nagawa ng iba pero dito na tayo sa bago! kasi sila na ang simula ng pagbabago hindi magnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan! mayor duterte at sen. cayetano na po.

  4. wag na po kayong magdalawang isip pa alam naman natin na sila lang ang sagot sa pagbabago mayor duterte at sen.cayetano na po tayo.

  5. nasasabik na ako sa mga plano nila mayor duterte at sen.cayetano sana manalo sila para mabawasan na ang krimen sa bansa natin

  6. sa totoo lang po buo na ang loob namin sa mga plano ni mayor duterte at sen cayetano kaya po wala na akong ibang iboboto DUTERTE/CAYETANO na!

  7. maaasahan natin yan sa leader na katulad ni mayor duterte at sen cayetano, maglilingkod sila ng tapat at alam ko na mapapabuti na ang kalidad ng pamumuhay dito sa pinas

  8. nakakabilib talaga ang leader na katulad mo mayor duterte, lahat ginagawa para makatulong sa kapwa at mapadali ang pamumuhay ng bawat mamamayan sa bansa. isulong ang pagbabago ngayon 2016. Duterte for president with Sen cayetano

  9. Marchan Love Sy on

    para sa pagbabago ng ating bansa kailangan nating mamili ng totoong lider na makakatulong sa pagbabagong ito kaya Duterte at Cayetano ang sagot sa mga ito