In shock announcement, Duterte says to retire from politics

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Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte made a shock announcement Saturday, saying that he would retire from politics and no longer pursue a vice presidential run, in deference to popular opinion that this runs counter to the intent of the Constitution. Duterte initially said he would run for vice president for continutiy of his administration’s programs and to get immunity from suit,a privilege that that office does not enjoy. “The overwhelming sentiment of the Filipino is that I am not qualified, and it would be a violation of the Constitution to circumvent the law, the spirit of the…

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