Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shot down the notion Wednesday that he may pull a Xi Jinping and try to stay in power beyond 2022, when his six-year term ends, reports Reuters. Instead, he said in a speech (that should be taken with a grain of salt) that he hopes to accomplish his political goals sooner rather than later, so he can retire early.
Duterte says he's old and tired, will retire before his term ends
"I will step down by 2020, I will not wait for 2022. I am old. I have no more ambition. I really would like to rest.”
— President Rodrigo Duterte