2022 PH Elections: Nothing final but Duterte really wants daughter to succeed him

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President Rodrigo Duterte [photo from PCOO.gov.ph]
President Rodrigo Duterte [photo from PCOO.gov.ph]

Things are heating up in the Philippines with the 2022 elections nearing. And there is perhaps nothing hotter than the recent developments for the key names running for the presidency and vice presidency of the country.

A lot of them happened the past days with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio suddenly withdrawing her certificate of candidacy (COC) on Nov. 13.

Not long after that, it was announced that Mayor Sara would be running for the vice presidency alongside Marcos under the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP).

Another key development on the same day was Senator Christopher “Bong” Go suddenly substituting to run for the presidency after the withdrawal of Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

Political analyst Ramon Casiple was asked for his take on these developments who hinted that more developments could be happening before the Nov. 15 deadline, the last day substitution of candidates will be allowed.

As far as Sara Duterte, he explained how President Rodrigo Duterte wanted her daughter to succeed him after his term.

Mayor Sara Duterte [photo from Mayor Inday Sara Duterte Facebook page]
Mayor Sara Duterte [photo from Mayor Inday Sara Duterte Facebook page]
Casiple said that as early as two years ago, PRRD wanted his daughter to run for president. Although the Davao City mayor is running for the vice presidency, that is subject to change.

He points out one fact that Marcos has a pending case and there is no telling what may happen. However, there is a possibility that Sara Duterte could take over just in case Marcos’ case is not settled.

“Si Bongbong may problema. May kaso siya diba? Eh kung mawala siya sa eksena, sino yung vice president na papalit?” the political analyst said in an exclusive interview with Our Daily News online.

However, he adds that it would be best to keep it at that and never say never. Anything can still happen and reiterated that it is all analysis.

When asked about Go suddenly running for president and dela Rosa withdrawing, Casiple said that both are placeholders and are just following orders. They are just there to keep the seat warm to make sure that no other names enter the mix.

He added that once an “agreement” between all “parties” involved is made, there would be a clearer picture.

“Ang maliwanag dyan, wala pang final,” Casiple ended.

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