President Rodrigo Duterte has credited Moros for helping him win the 2016 presidential race by a huge margin even if only a few politikos supported him during the campaign.
Duterte thanked Moros in a speech during Masbate Governor Antonio Kho’s birthday celebration Wednesday (January 9).
“In the Visayas where my father came or comes from, wala akong ni isang barangay captain. But then, I managed to had a good following in Mindanao. I would like also thank the Moro for giving me the landslide victory in all of the Muslims areas,” he said.
“Lahat ng Moro areas nag-landslide ako, including Basilan and maybe for the little connection that I’ve had with the people of Mindanao,” he added.
Duterte, the mayor of Davao City before becoming president, won the 2016 elections with around 16 million votes.