Minda Obeidat, an OFW in Qatar, who was seen on video unabashedly crying as she pleaded for the mayor to run for the highest office, saying that she was already tired of constantly hearing bad news about the Philippines.
She said that she and her fellow OFWs would have wanted to return home but could not because of the problems in the country.
She added that Duterte was their only chance. “Ikaw lang ang pag-asa namin. Please lang po, tumakbo kayo. Nakikiusap ako,” Obeidat said while crying.
Her sentiments reached Duterte.
In another trending video, the mayor was seen talking with Obeidat.
In response to her plea, Duterte said to her, “You’ve got to help me decide. Maaasahan mo ‘yan (You can count on me).” (Source: interkasyon.com)
Here’s a News5 video report: