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Duterte Denies Challenging Roxas to Gun Duel

From a report by Francis Faulve, ABS-CBN News
Posted at 12/16/15 7:36 AM

Davao City mayor says ‘killing 1,700’ was exaggeration

MANILA – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on Monday evening denied he challenged fellow presidential aspirant Mar Roxas to a gun duel.
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Duterte Retracts Admission of Death Squad Links

By Rosette Adel (philstar.com) | Updated May 27, 2015 – 5:39pm

MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said his statement on “DDS” links meant “Davao Development System” and not “Davao Death Squad.”

In a local show Gikan Para sa Masa last Monday, Duterte answered allegations that he is behind the Davao Death Squad, who are suspected to be responsible for summary killings of the criminals in Davao City.
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Duterte: I Don’t Want A National Position

Published May 26, 2015 10:46 pm

In an interview on GMA News’ State of the Nation with Jessica Soho Tuesday evening, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte categorically said that he does not want and neither is he running for any national position in the 2016 elections.

Mayor Duterte said he is going around advocating the federal system to address local governance concerns in Mindanao that have arisen because of the ongoing public debate on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.
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