There’s speculation going around the web that the tough-talking Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won’t be participating in the second round of presidential debate which is to scheduled next Sunday at the University of the Philippines in Cebu City.
Rody Duterte‘s camp declined the speculation and also pointed out that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will certainly show up at the debate which is hosted by TV5.
Peter Laviña, spokesperson of Mayor Rody Duterte, stated “there is no truth to stories that Duterte will back out of the debate because it will be held in UP Cebu.” Based on the spokesperson of the Duterte side, they were informed on Thursday regarding an alleged fake poster distributed on the internet expressing Mayor Duterte will be a no-show in the said scheduled debate.
Laviña also said the info started in Cebu and also “given through a bogus poster circulating online, was made to appear to be in connection with the recent visit of Duterte at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna.”
The spokesman of the tough-talking Davao City Mayor noted that their rivals are presently employing a squid strategy in order to confuse their followers and paint that their presidentiable is a coward, liar and also disengaging-things that he is not. “This is the handiwork of people or groups threatened by the surge of Duterte’s ratings in the surveys,” said Laviña.
The speculation that Mayor Rody Duterte won’t be joining the eagerly anticipated presidential debate is an “insidious black propaganda“.