Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte is retiring from politics. Duterte made this announcement on Saturday, October 2 as his long-time loyalist Senator, Christopher “Bong” Go registered to run for vice president in the 2022 election under the umbrella of the ruling PDP-Laban party. “Today, I announce my retirement from politics,” Duterte said. 76-years-old also showed suspect for Bong. “In obedience to the will of the people, who after all placed me in the presidency many years ago, I now say to my countrymen, I will follow your wish”, Duterte added. This surprising announcement, however, fuels speculations that this was a move to place his daughter as his successor, despite her filing for re-election as mayor.