President Rodrigo Duterte said that Senator Imee Marcos might end up running for vice president in 2022 if her daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will seek the top post of the land.
But President Duterte said he still thinks his daughter will not run for president in 2022, and that him running for vice president is almost sure.
“Sara said he will not run for president, so that is the reason why I will run for vice president. Why not? There is no opposition,” President Duterte said in Filipino.
His saying that Marcos may seek the vice presidency next year comes after reports said that she and her brother, former senator BongBong Marcos, were in talks with officials within the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
As for Sara Duterte, the Hugpong ng Pagbabagosaid it is gaining more local support for her bid in 2022.
Meanwhile, President Duterte is now without a running mate for 2022 as Senator Bong Go announced on Tuesday that he is declining the official nomination of PDP-Laban to run for president in 2022. The Go-Duterte tandem for 2022 was supposed to be officially announced by PDP-Laban this September 8.