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Oct 29, 2015
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A couple of days after Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) named Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as its party's substitute candidate in the event current standard-bearer Martin Diño's presidential bid goes awry, well, what do you know:

This comes after the Commission on Elections' (Comelec) law department supposedly sent Diño a "motu proprio" declaring him a nuisance candidate, the disqualified presidential candidate told GMA News Online over the phone earlier today.

Diño could not believe the decision, saying, "Pinagtataka namin ito dahil meron akong legitimate political party. Si [former] President Cory Aquino, galing PDP-Laban. Si [Vice President] Jejomar Binay, galing PDP-Laban. Pati si [ex-Senator] Nene Pimentel."

Diño asserted that he is very much qualified to run for the country's top post.

"Pagkaka-alam ko, para maging candidate sa pagka-(presidente), apat lang ang requirements: registered voter, kayang magbasa at magsulat, at least 40 years old, at natural-born Filipino. Wala namang sinabi na bilyonaryo."

"Ang Comelec, sabi nila pino-propagate nila ang political maturity. Parang taliwas sa sinasabi ng chairman nila ang ginagawa ng legal department." he added.

No offense, man, but wouldn't you want to go down in history as the man who made #Duterte2016 possible?

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