President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, during a press conference at Hotel Elena in Davao City on August 8

Philippines’ Duterte Ready to Resign in Advance – Reports

Rodrigo Duterte was elected the 16th president of the Philippines in 2016 after serving for more than 22 years as the mayor of the country’s city of Davao.

The Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte won’t run for another presidential term and is ready to resign in advance, the Straits Times news outlet said Wednesday, citing Duterte’s press-secretary Harry Roque.

“The president said that he wanted to resign in advance if it would be possible and he won’t run for the next presidential term in 2022. He can resign before his term ends if the necessary amendments to the constitution are adopted,” Roque said.

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