MANILA-The Commission on Elections on Thursday formally accepted the presidential bid of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte for the May 2016 elections.

Voting 6-1, Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista said they have accepted the the certificate of candidacy of Duterte, substituting Martin Dino’s CoC.

“No special treatment for anyone. We try to objectively assess each and every case,” Bautista told reporters in a press conference.