- President Rodrigo Duterte will choose among Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, former Senator Bongbong Marcos and Senator Manny Pacquiao in the 2022 elections
- According to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, these are the President’s options if Davao City Mayor Sara and Senator Bong Go refuses to run
- Roque added that the President’s endorsement is important in the elections due to his high approval ratings
According to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, President Rodrigo Duterte will have to choose among Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, former Senator Bongbong Marcos and Senator Manny Pacquiao in the 2022 elections.
Roque said the set of new names were the President’s possible options only if Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte and Senator Bong Go will refuse to run for the presidency.
Roque admitted that Go would only seek the Presidency if Duterte agrees to tandem with him as vice president. Meanwhile, Sara already confirmed she isn’t running in the 2022 elections.
“In the end, kapag hindi tumakbo si Sara, hindi tumakbo si Bong Go, because he will only run for president if the president will run for vice president, the president will have to choose who has the number,” Roque said.
“He will have to choose from Isko, Manny Pacquiao, and Bong Bong Marcos kasi wala naman nang iba,” he added.
Roque stressed that the President’s endorsement is very important because of his high approval rate.
“The presidential endorsement will be formidable. Not only that, it’s not just the endorsement, it’s the machinery of government that will be working for the anointed candidate of the president,” he said.
Roque was also asked if he has plans to run in the upcoming elections and answered that he is still unsure.
Meanwhile, Mayor Sara, Moreno, Marcos, Pacquiao and Vice President Leni Robredo remained in the Top 5 choices for presidentiables in the 2022, according to Publicus Asia Inc. dated March 20-29 survey.