Late dictator’s son, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. could run and win the vice presidency
during the country’s proposed shift to a federal system of government, a former top magistrate said Wednesday.
Former Chief Justice Hilario Davide, Jr. said Marcos can become the running mate of President Rodrigo Duterte
given that the latter is not barred from running as transition president.
The draft constitution for a federal government of Duterte’s consultative committee only states that Duterte,
whose term will end on June 30, 2022, cannot run anymore under the new form of government.
“I am so sure that he [Duterte] will run and he will win. Nobody can beat him. But he can, because it’s in tandem,
choose a vice presidential candidate,”
Duterte picking losing bad habit presidential competitor Marcos as his running mate “could without much of a
stretch happen,” said Davide.
Robredo’s reflection on 2016 Election
Marcos, who lost to Vice President Leni Robredo in the 2016 surveys, has looked for a description of votes asserting
“monstrous duping” cost him the post.
Triumph in Marcos’ survey dissent would bond his family’s political rebound, three decades after a “People Power”
upheaval saw a great many individuals riot to end his dad’s 20-year run the show.
Duterte has beforehand said he won’t keep running for president under the elected arrangement of government.
If the Duterte-Marcos pair pushes through for the changing government, Davide said Robredo will “certainly” be
influenced since the appointive dissent will be “debatable and scholarly” once some individual keeps running as VP.
Duterte criticized as short-lived President
The previous best judge likewise cautioned that Duterte being the short-lived president would be “odd” as a result of the “numerous distortions” he made to the general population about his unwillingness to keep running for president yet may for progress president.
“On the off chance that he’ll turn out and straightforwardly say ‘I won’t keep running as progress president, will keep on serving until 30 June 2022,’ we’ll need to expel the race of a change president in light of the fact that in the event that some person will be chosen as a progress president, we will have 2 presidents until 30 June 2022,” said Davide.