President Rodrigo Duterte revealed that Senator Imee Marcos eyes to be Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s vice president should she run for president in the 2022 elections.
Mayor Sara has yet to confirm whether she will run for president in next year’s polls.
Last week, she confirmed that Go-Duterte, the tandem of Senator Bong and President Rodrigo Duterte, would run for president and vice president, respectively, in the 2022 elections.
“I am not a ‘last two minutes’ person. I think, I organize, and I implement accordingly. In the meantime, I refuse to be a political punching bag for a party in complete disarray,” she said.
Last week, PDP-Laban executive vice president Karlo Nograles said that President Rodrigo Duterte would not run if his daughter would run for president.
“Ang sinasabi niya [Duterte], ‘pag tumakbo si Mayor Inday Sara Duterte, ang kanyang anak, sa pagkapangulo, malamang magbabago ang isip niya. Kasi as it stands right now… hindi niya gusto na Duterte-Duterte ang tatakbo,” Nograles said.
Duterte: Imee Marcos eyes to be Sara Duterte’s VP in 2022
Aside from Imee Marcos, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian also eyes to be Sara Duterte’s vice president.
“I talked to Mayor Sara a few months back. And we talked about my plans,” he said.
“I’m vying for the vice president position, but this is still very fluid.”
Imee Marcos has been serving as a Senator since 2019. She previously served as governor of the province of Ilocos Norte from 2010 to 2019 and as representative of Ilocos Norte’s 2nd district from 1998 to 2007. She is the daughter of former president and dictator Ferdinand Marcos and former First Lady Imelda Marcos.
Imee Marcos has been linked to the unexplained wealth of her family, identified as a beneficiary of various Marcos offshore holdings as revealed in the Panama Papers and the findings in the court convictions of her mother Imelda Marcos. These holdings were defined as “ill-gotten wealth” by the Supreme Court of the Philippines, and are the subject of repatriation efforts by the Presidential Commission on Good Government.