PRES TO PROF: Duterte rejects drug czar offer; plans to teach after presidency

By Bea Jane Serna

PHOTO: Panay News

As he steps down from the chief executive position on June 30, President Rodrigo Duterte intends to teach in Davao City, despite President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s statement of being open to making him the anti-drug czar.

In an interview of OneNews on the sidelines during the two-day Duterte Legacy Summit in Pasay City on Monday, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea asserted that Duterte mentioned he would teach in Davao. However, Medialdea provided no further details.

“I know there are feelers, but I don’t know whether (Duterte) will accept it or not. It’s not yet official, it’s just in the news,” the Medialdea disclosed after being asked regarding Marcos Jr.'s proposal for the outgoing president.

Stating how the president emphasized that it wasn’t his time, former chief presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo, in a separate statement, reiterated how Duterte seemed uninterested in the position.

With the nearing inauguration of the late dictator’s son, Medialdea mentioned that the president had started packing up his personal belongings and sending them back to his hometown, Davao City.

Meanwhile, Medialdea, who is also the chair of Duterte’s transition committee, has already convened with the incoming administration’s team, which is led by incoming executive secretary Vic Rodriguez.

Edited by Audrei Jeremy A. Mendador
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