A TOP Palace official said that President Rodrigo Duterte is thinking hard about a possible nomination as his party’s official bet for Vice President come the 2022 national elections.
The ruling PDP-Laban recently officially adopted a resolution calling for President Duterte to run for VP and choose the party’s standard bearer for next year’s presidential derby.
In a press briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that Duterte is weighing his options as to whether he would consider the nomination adopted by PDP-Laban, where he is also the chairman.
“Pag-iisipan po niya. Siyempre na-nominate siya ng kanyang partido kaya pag-iisipan. The President has said, on one hand, nakapagsilbi na siya sa bayan. On the other hand, iisipin niya kung ito ba ang pinakamabuti para sa bayan,” Roque told reporters.
The Palace mouthpiece also warded off remarks which hinted at Duterte’s VP run as the joke of the century.
“How can that be a joke e wala pa ngang desisyon. Maybe the joke is on them,” added Roque, who earlier claimed that the President is waiting for a message from God for him to be able to decide whether or not he would run for vice president in time for the 2022 presidential derby.