VERA FILES FACT SHEET: Duterte’s thoughts of resignation

Burnout, a physical or emotional state of exhaustion, cynicism, or an inability to cope with the demands of work. The World Health Organization has redefined burnout as a syndrome linked to chronic work stress. Is this the case with President Rodrigo Duterte for repeatedly saying he will resign? To date, 22 times already. Or were these just casual random musings and off-the-cuff remarks?

Here’s a look at those times he expressed intentions to resign.



Kyla Marie Kareena Rosario, Mayor Rody Duterte at MMSU Batac (Cut), Feb. 21, 2016

Rappler, Duterte on war on drugs: Give me 6 more months, Sept. 18, 2016

Rappler, Duterte talks to troops at Ozamiz Police Station, Aug. 17, 2017

RTVM, 2018 Eid’l Fitr Celebration (Speech) 06/16/2018

RTVM, Go Negosyo: “Pilipinas Angat Lahat” Launch (Speech) 8/14/2018

RTVM, Inauguration of the Northern Mindanao Wellness and Reintegration Center (Speech) 8/3/2018

RTVM, Mass Oath-Taking of Newly Appointed Government Officials (Speech) 05/27/2019

RTVM, Oath Taking of the LCP and LPP Officers (Speech) 7/27/2016

RTVM, PDP-Laban Cagayan de Oro Campaign Rally (Speech) 03/24/2019

RTVM, Send-Off Ceremony for the 250 Units of the BJMP Transport Vehicles (Speech), Sept. 26, 2018

RTVM, Turnover of the Bahay Pag-asa Project (Speech) 10/2/2017

(Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Find out more about this initiative and our methodology.)