A speech of then presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte from 2016 saying he would turn over the presidency to Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. if he failed to stop criminality during his first three months if elected president has been re-posted on social media to make it seem that he is supporting Marcos’ current bid.
A video posted Feb. 23 by the pro-Marcos YouTube account Apong Glenn, however, culled the clip from Duterte’s campaign speech in Ilocos Norte in February 2016 in which he said at the 0:16 mark:
Eh mabuti magsibat na lang kayo, or ako. Kung hindi ko magawa ‘yan sa tatlong buwan e ‘di ibigay ko na lang kay Bongbong (If I don’t achieve in three months, I will just leave or I will step down and give the presidency to Bongbong).
The YouTube post wrongly claimed that Duterte has endorsed Marcos:
BBM SUPORTADO AT MAY BASBAS NA KAY TATAY DIGONG! NOON PANG 2016 (BBM has support and endorsement of Duterte! Since 2016)!
President Duterte already clarified in a Feb. 22 interview with Communications Secretary Martin Andanar that he will not be endorsing any presidential candidate and will remain neutral even if his daughter Sara is Marcos’ running mate.
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