If President Rodrigo Roa Duterte agrees to the proposal of
his allies within the PDP-Laban to run for vice president, there will be three
contenders for the position so far.
Former Dept. of National Defense (DND) chief Gilbert ‘Gibo’
Teodoro went to Davao City to personally greet presidential daughter Mayor
Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio a happy birthday. He also took his first dose of an
anti-Covid-19 vaccine at the Davao City Hall.
Upon his return, he said he intends to run as the
vice-presidential candidate of Inday Sara who is urged by her supporters to
seek the presidency. He will be returning to Davao City soon for his second
Senate President Vicente Sotto III also expressed his
desire to run for vice president especially in tandem with Senator Panfilo
Lacson said he is considering the possibility of running
for president. The former police chief turned senator said he will either run
for the highest post or retire from politics.
All the other possible candidates are presidential
contenders. Aside from Inday Sara, possible presidential candidates are Sen.
Manny Pacquiao, Sen. Bong Go, Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, Francisco ‘Isko
Moreno’ Domagoso, Sen. Grace Poe, and Vice President Leni Robredo.
Leading the presidentiables in surveys is Inday Sara
possibly because she is the presidential daughter. A nationwide movement has
also sprouted to convince her to run.
Another strong contender is Pacquiao, known as Pambansang
Kamao and Pacman. He will be the center of attention when he climbs the boxing
ring against Errol Spence this August.
Who will finally decide to run will be know this October
which is the deadline for the filing of the certificates of candidacy.