If former Speaker and Taguig Representative Alan Peter Cayetano is to be asked, he is not in favor of President Rodrigo Duterte running for vice president in the 2022 elections.
Cayetano made the statement following a resolution passed by the PDP-Laban national council to encourage Duterte to run for vice president.
“Sasabihin ko sa kanya [Duterte], boss, isa ka sa naging pinaka magaling na presidente, baka tamaan pa ‘yung legacy mo,” said Cayetano.
“At you know, marami pang issues, alam mo kahit sinong susunod na presidente, kahit si Leni, magtatanong sa’yo ‘yan, so just be the elder statesman,” he added.
He said the good achievements of the Duterte administration will be affected if Duterte continues to be part of the next administration.
“Paano kung yung manalo hindi yung inindorse niyang presidente, e ‘di mag-aaway pa sila,” sadi Cayetano.
Cayetano was Duterte’s vice presidential candidate but lost the 2016 elections.
Recently, Cayetano announced that he is studying to run for president in 2022.
Early this month, Albay Representative Joey Salceda said the Duterte-Duterte tandem in the 2022 elections is “not reasonable prospect.”
The solon made the remark amid calls for Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to run for president and President Rodrigo Duterte to run for vice president.
Alan Cayetano ‘not in favor’ of Pres. Duterte running for VP in Election 2022
“I don’t see that although I signed a resolution… First you need geographical balance, it is a rational thinking, especially that in our system, there’s concentration on the powers of president that at least there should be geographical balance para hindi masyadong nako-concentrate ‘yung national resources geographically,” Salceda said.
“It is more reasonable that there will be a Duterte and somebody else team… I don’t see [a] Duterte-Duterte tandem in 2022,” he added.
Salceda also noted that usually, the vice president is also younger than the president.
Meanwhile, Salceda reiterated that Sara Duterte would run in the 2022 elections.
“If you look at ratings plus there seems to be… as an analyst, not as a politician, she will be significantly unopposed in 2022,” he said.
“First ‘yung 60% share ng Mindanao, I think it’s pretty solid as bailiwick, so that’s one. Kailangan mo lang ng significant share ng Balance Luzon o NCR. Then I think that’s a winning combination,” he added.