Philippine President announces retirement from politics

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte came to power in 2016, promising to defeat crime and fight drug trafficking in the country.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that he will no longer run for elections next year and will retire from politics. It is reported by BBC.

Duterte reportedly announced last month that he would run for vice president as the Philippine constitution prohibits running for a second presidential term.

Now he changed his mind and announced that he would withdraw from politics because “the Filipinos consider him unqualified.”

Duterte came to power in 2016, promising to defeat crime and fight drug trafficking in the country.

In June, the ICC prosecutor issued a request to open a full investigation into the killings in the Philippines during the anti-drug campaign, claiming that crimes against humanity may have been committed.

Earlier it was reported that the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte, during a televised address to fellow citizens promised to imprison those of them who refuse to be vaccinated against coronavirus.

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