Filipinos against him running for VP
SPresident Rodrigo Duterte announced today thathe is retiring from politics and is not running for any polsition in the 2022 elections.
Duterte made the announcement as Senator Chrsitopher Lawrence “Bong” Go filed his CoC today, October 2, under the banner of the ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).
Go, was accompanied by President Duterte, as he filed the CoC at around 2:30PM before the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Duterte caught not a few by surprise on Saturday when he announced his retirement from politics after he steps down from office in June next year.
Duterte made the pronouncement when he accompanied Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, his former longtime aide, who filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for vice president under the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). In a speech at Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent in Pasay City,
Duterte said he withdrew his vice-presidential bid in consideration of public sentiment that his intent to seek the second top post violates the Constitution. “Now, I’d like to address myself to the entire nation.
The universal sentiment of the Filipino has been reflected in the different surveys and in many forums, caucuses, and meetings to discuss what should I do in my life. The overwhelming sentiment of the Filipino is that I am not qualified and it would be a violation of the Constitution to circumvent the law, the spirit of the Constitution,” Duterte said. Read More