Duterte endorses Freddie Aguilar’s senate run

President Rodrigo Duterte has endorsed the candidacy of Freddie Aguilar who is eyeing for a senate seat. “Freddie is running for senator. Wala akong hiningi sa inyo, kung hindi just consider,” Duterte said at the inauguration of Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) in Parañaque City on November 5.

“He is a brilliant man, of course he can talk in English. But he’s a singer – that is a profession. Lahat ng kanta niya, there is a social message,” he added.

President Duterte said he is pleading for voters to include the name of Aquilar in the magic 12. “Kaya ako nakikiusap, tutal dose man ‘yan, ibigay ninyo sa isang nationalist. Yung isang taong nagmamahal sa bayan,” he said.

“Tulungan natin si Freddie because he is one exemplary, nationalist guy. He is my friend, he’s a brilliant guy, he can talk, and he can help the country,” he added. “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.”

Source: http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1052986