According to a political analyst on Thursday, the Philippine 2022 elections are already in full swing with the ongoing fight within the President’s own party.
According to Tony La Viña, this is normal because they are actually preparing for two years before the election even in other countries.
In the Philippines, he said, a year before the presidential election, those who intend to run begin to act because the filing of the candidacy is in October.
The internal quarrel with the President’s party is a clear signal to Sen. Manny Pacquiao that he should not obstruct the administration’s plan.
It will be recalled that Pacquiao, leader of PDP-Laban, criticized his party Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi for allegedly encouraging President Rodrigo Duterte to run for vice president in the 2022 elections.
Pacquiao warns pandemic comes before politics. Cusi denied that he was the initiator of such an initiative.
“Parang sinasabihan si Pacquiao, ‘Huwag ka muna tumakbo. Kung tatakbo ka, we will use everything against you. Lahat ng pwedeng gamitin laban sayo gagamitin natin.’ Test ito kay Pacquiao kung kaya niya gumalaw at magpasaya tumakbo kahit ayaw ng presidente na gawin ‘yun,” said La Viña.
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It is not new that in every election, there is a quarrel between the parties. But it is not the party that is the basis of what is voted in the Philippines but personality and family.
As in the 2016 election, Duterte won under PDP-LABAN with only one congressman candidate, one senator candidate, and only a few local candidates.
His daughter Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is expected to run next for the presidency in the 2022 elections under the administration.
“Nakakalungkot lang na tungkol sa pamilya ito. Hindi na nga personality, tungkol sa pamilya na. Parang tanggap ng mga tao. This is the worst of our politics for the train has been going to this direction matagal na,” said La Viña.
“Ang makakapigil nito sa tingin ko isang kandidato na nanggaling sa labas, hindi galing sa isang pamilya na magaling mag kampanya may alternatibong bisyon sa lipunan,” he added.