SEN. Sherwin Gatchalian is ready to become the running mate of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for the 2022 polls.
Gatchalian revealed his intention to possibly run for vice president in a television interview, although nothing is final yet. He is currently a member of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC).
“I’m vying for the vice president position, but this is still very fluid because it’s still being discussed with groups. There’s no final decision yet,” Gatchalian said.
“I will not run for VP [if I am not chosen as Sara’s running mate]. I have already signified my intention to her. I even thanked her for drafting me in her team,” he stressed.
He added that he discussed his plans with Sotto, the NPC chairman, who did not oppose it.
However, Sotto said that he will also be running for vice president along with Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson, who will be seeking the presidency.
“I don’t know about the thinking of others as far as I’m concerned, come October I’m filing my certificate of candidacy as vice president of the Republic. No preconditions,” Sotto said in a text message.
Lacson and Sotto will be launching their president-vice president bid on September 8. The original schedule for the launching of their bid was August 4.