MANILA — Engine trouble from the private jet forced PDP-LABAN standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte to cancel his scheduled visit to Misamis Oriental Monday afternoon.
This was announced by Duterte’s running mate, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, in a statement.
The latter said Duterte was supposed to join him in the Misamis Oriental sortie when the pilot revealed something was wrong with the engine while preparing the plane at lunchtime.
Cayetano said the pilot didn’t want to take a risk and put the mayor’s life in danger so he decided not to push through with the trip.
The PDP-LABAN vice presidential bet instead proceeded with the public rally in Tagoloan in Misamis Oriental where he received a warm welcome from the residents.
Cayetano was also scheduled to attend another public rally later in El Salvador, also in Misamis. Priam Nepomuceno/PNA/northboundasia.com