Vice President Sara Duterte said on Tuesday that she would support her father’s plan to run for vice president or senator if she were removed from office.
In an interview with SMNI Network on Monday night, former President Rodrigo Duterte said he would be forced to make a political comeback if reports of impeachment negotiations in the House of Representatives with his daughter as the target turned out to be true.
“You know, if you do this, I will be forced back into politics. Either I run for senator or I’m going to run for vice president even though I’m already old,” he said. He is 78 years old.
In an ambush interview on Tuesday, the younger Duterte, also secretary of the Department of Education, said the entire family would give their father their full support.
“Just as the family gives its full support to whatever decision we brothers make regarding politics, we will do the same regardless of what President Duterte decides,” she told reporters on the sidelines of the culminating activity of National Reading Month at Esteban Abada Primary School.
On Monday, President Marcos said Duterte, his running mate in last year’s national elections, did not deserve to be impeached.
“[We’re closely monitoring this] because we don’t want her to be impeached, we don’t want her to be impeached…she doesn’t deserve to be impeached, so we’ll make sure that’s something we pay close attention to,” he told reporters.
Rumors about Duterte’s impeachment emerged after House Deputy Minority Leader Rep. France Castro said in a television interview that there were informal discussions about his possible removal, although the lawmaker later said those conversations were still ongoing. they were “premature”. House Speaker Martin Romualdez also denied the reports. INQ