Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for a presidential position. His representative submitted the COC at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) headquarters in Intramuros Manila.
Duterte withdrew his COC for mayoral position as his daughter and former Davao City mayor Sara Duterte Carpio is his substitute candidate.
In 2012, As a mayor at Davao, he passed an Anti-Discrimation ordinace, which bans discrimination against the members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), minority groups and disabled individuals.
“Sa Davao, walang binabastos na bakla,” said Duterte. (Here in Davao, discrimination is prohibited among the gays.)
“All human beings are created by God,” Duterte added. When asked about his view on same-sex marriage, “Everyone deserves to be happy.”