PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte will decide on his possible run as vice president by October this year, Malacañang said on Wednesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said all aspirants for national and local posts will have to formalize their bids for the May 2022 national and local elections by October.
“Abangan na lang po natin dahil sa ayaw at sa gusto naman ng lahat ng mga kakandidato, pagdating ng Oktubre, kinakailangan sila ay magdesisyon na,”he said in an interview over RMN.
Asked if Duterte already picked a running mate, Roque reiterated the President has yet to decide on the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP)-Laban resolution seeking to convince him to run for vice president.
“Unang-una po ha, hindi pa po nagdidesisyon ang Presidente kung siya ay tatakbo ng vice president. So parang kapag tinanong natin na sino ba ang magiging ulo niya eh we are assuming na tatakbo na siya. So siguro po, antayin muna natin ang kaniyang desisyon kung siya ay tatakbo bago natin tanungin kung sino iyong magiging ulo niya,” Roque said.
Pressed further, Roque said he could only speculate on who Duterte has in mind as the country’s next president.
Roque, meanwhile, agreed with Senator Imee Marcos’ remark that Duterte has a high chance of winning the country’s second-highest post. Philippine News Agency