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Vice presidential candidates

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 dose.

Senate President Vicente Sotto III also expressed his desire to run for vice president especially in tandem with Senator Panfilo Lacson.

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.