Published: Tuesday 06 November, 2018

Duterte Endorses Freddie Aguilar for Senator: Will He Win with Digong’s Endorsement?

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Duterte endorsing Freddie Aguilar’s senate bid. (GMA News/Twitter)

WTH! President Rodrigo Duterte just endorsed Freddie Aguilar for senator! This even though Aguilar is not an official candidate of the administration’s senatorial ticket for the 2018 elections.

Freddie Aguilar is running for senator in 2019 as an independent candidate. He was one of the first to file his COC at the Comelec last month. During his filing, Ka Freddie told reporters that he was running under the PDP-Laban, the administration’s party. However, this was quickly denied by the party.

Freddie Aguilar may be a member of the PDP-Laban but he is not part of the party’s senatorial slate.

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It is thus puzzling why Duterte endorsed his candidacy on Monday.

Aguilar performed for guests during the inauguration of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange.

“Tulungan natin si Freddie because he is one exemplary nationalist guy. And do not ever think that Tagalog lang ‘yan. He is my friend. He is a brilliant guy. He can talk and he can help the country,” Duterte was quoted during the event.

“Maybe he can relate or translate his songs in Congress and give him a chance also. Give him a platform to tell us about what he feels. Isang nationalist.”

“Kaya ako nakikiusap. Tutal dose man ‘yan. Ibigay ninyo sa isang nationalist, ‘yung isang tao nagmamahal sa bayan. And the protest of his songs are there. Makikita na ninyo for the next generations and generations to come,” the president added.

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But what will he do in the Senate, Mr. President? Kakanta ba siya doon?

I will not vote for him. And I don’t think even with Duterte’s endorsement, Freddie Aguilar will not make it.

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