Primary Race - Pan de Duterte - a Spicy Burger

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Rodrigo Duterte

A BAKERY on Judge Jimenez Street in Quezon City has come up with a novel way of measuring the popularity of each presidential candidate by encouraging its patrons to buy the pan de sal named after them. There is the Pan de Duterte—a spicy burger served in a pugon-baked bun—which comes with hot chocolate from Davao, where Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hails from. Pan de Poe, on the other hand, is a corned beef pan de sal sandwich, corned beef being a staple of American culture, said writer and entrepreneur Wilson Lee Flores, owner of Kamuning Bakery Cafe, referring to Sen.

Duterte says sorry, won't run for President

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DuterteMANILA - After several rumors that he is changing his mind, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte announced Monday - the first day of filing of certificates of candidacy - that he will not run for president in the 2016 election. In a press briefing, Duterte apologized to the people who have "spent much and worked hard and long" to support him as he went around the country to promote his campaign for a change to a federal form of government. "There was no ambition for me to aspire for the presidency. The country does not need me and I find no need for it. I guess it is fate that wills that our long journey together should end this way," he said.

Discipline, this is what the country needs

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12:03 AM June 20th, 2015 Davao City

Mayor Rodrigo DuterteOne of the biggest supporters of a bid to push Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run for President next year got a taste of what a Duterte administration would be like on a larger scale after he was apprehended for smoking and made to pay a fine. Jimmy Cabrera, of Grand Regal Hotel, was apprehended for smoking on a vacant lot near the Reggae Grill of the Pryce Plaza in the city on Saturday, according to Leo Villareal, head of the city government’s information office. Villareal said Cabrera was at a concert organized by Musicians and Artists for Duterte at the Reggae Grill, a fundraising event for Duterte, and mistook the vacant lot near the venue as a smoking area. ADVERTISEMENT Cabrera was accosted by policemen and did not protest when told he violated the city’s smoking ban. Cabrera, Villareal added, admitted his mistake. He was made to pay P500 in fine as a first time violator and required to attend smoking cessation counseling sessions.