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.
“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.
On Monday, the PDP-Laban national council accepted a resolution asking President Rodrigo Duterte to run for vice president in the 2022 elections. He will also choose who he wants to be the party’s candidate in the presidential election.
According to PDP-Laban, vice president for external affairs Raul Lambino, the party received the resolution from other regions, local government units, and party chapters, who want Duterte to run as the vice president whose term as president will end next year.
Duterte-Duterte tandem in 2022 elections ‘not reasonable prospect’: Salceda
Earlier, President Harry Roque said that Duterte would run as vice president based on God’s message.
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.
But for the opposition coalition 1Sambayanan, Duterte running for vice president is big nonsense.
“The alleged VP run of the President not only makes a mockery of the Constitution but a joke of the worst kind. It is laughable and the height of impertinence to the Filipino people,” said 1Sambayan convenor Howard Calleja.