WATCH: Duterte confirms that he is running for President, to team-up with Cayetano

Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed that he will run for president of the Philippines in the 2016 elections.

A short video posted by on its Facebook account showed Duterte saying that the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) decision on Grace Poe's candidacy triggered for his will to run for the highest position in the country.

WATCH: Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte finally said his candidacy for president is already "on the table," following SET's decision on Sen. Grace Poe's citizenship. #Halalan2016Read the full story here:

Posted by on Saturday, November 21, 2015

"Yes, I am running," as quoted by Rappler in a phone interview.

According also to Cristopher "Bong" Go, Duterte's executive assistant, in a phone call with CNN Philippines, the mayor's statement which is “The possibility of running is on the table now” in his weekly television program Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa, means that he will run for president.

And according to Philippine Daily Inquirer news report, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, a vice presidential candidate, confirmed that it is a Duterte-Cayetano tandem for the 2016 elections.

Cayetano posted late Saturday night (November 21) a photo on his Facebook page showed him and Duterte raising each others' hands with caption saying "Change is Coming! ‪#‎dutertecayetano‬‬ ‪#‎matapangnasolusyon ‬‬‪#‎mabilisnaaksyon.‬‬"

Image: Duterte and Cayetano raising each others' hands in Cavite (November 21, 2015).

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