President Rodrigo Duterte talked about his early retirement from his current position, but he said that he was hesitant to give the highest position to Vice President Leni Robredo.
In his speech during the he Go Negosyo’s ‘Pilipinas Angat Lahat’ program at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on August 14, 2018, Duterte said that he cannot give up his presidency because he does not believe on the current abilities of Robredo.
He also admits that he already told the military and police officials that he’s considering to resign from his position.
Duterte said that he was really tired of being a President because of many problems being faced by the country, but he was “hesitant to suggest a constitutional succession.” because Robredo is the next in line.
“I have nothing against Robredo. But I do not think she can improve on anything here. Of course she will deny it.” Duterte said.
He also said that Robredo might not solve the problem of illegal drugs and called the hometown of the Vice President, Naga City as Shabu hotspot.
The President also hit his critics, thinking that he wanted to extend his term.
“I am ready and for those dreaming that I will extend my term and be a dictator, you must be the lowest idiot.” he said.
Duterte also said that he could not fulfill some of his campaign promises including resolving the illegal drugs in the country, saying that he’s already tired.
“I am tired and I think I cannot fulfill the promise of ending all these problems.” he said.
He also urged the people that if they found someone competent to replace him, they should put him in Malacanang to lead the country.
In the same time, he also warned them in choosing the next President.