The Hugpong ng Pagbabago is still hoping that President Rodrigo Duterte would give up his bid for vice president in 2022, so Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte will consider running for president in next year’s polls.
“Based on what we’re seeing, although the President has already accepted the nomination of his party, PDP-Laban, to run as vice president, there is still hope that [he] might reconsider his plans for 2022 and hopefully give way for the possibility of Mayor Sara running for president,” HNP Secretary General Anthony Del Rosario said.
The party is also trying to expand its membership.
“Right now, it’s still early to talk to the President about our desires in the organization. I think the first step really here is just to get members to join the organization,” he added.
Sara Duterte’s has stated that since her father will be running for vice president in 2022, she will no longer seek any national position in next year’s polls.“We have a good agreement with President Duterte in our respective political careers. Let us give him our strongest support for his decision to run for Vice President,” Mayor Sara said in a video message posted on her official Facebook Page.