Tito Sotto: “What will make me run? If we can upgrade the Vice President into something (more prominent).”
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III announced that he’s open to run for vice president in the 2022 polls.
According to the latest Pulse Asia survey, he ranked third among preferred vice-presidential candidates in the upcoming elections.
“I have to admit I’m thinking about it unlike other politicians who say they’re not running but on the day of registration nangunguna (they lead),” he said.
“What will make me run? If we can upgrade the Vice President into something (more prominent). For example if the Vice President will be handling the problem in illegal drugs and drug abuse,” he added.
But Sotto wanted Senator Panfilo Lacson (who ranked 8th among preferred 2022 presidential candidates) as his running mate.
The Senate President said that he, Lacson as well as Senator Manny Pacquiao were supposed to meet on Sunday to discuss the 2022 elections.
“First of all, I’m still considering it. If I do consider it, the number 1 on my list would be Senator Lacson, I know his capabilities. I know what he can do for the country. If he runs for President I will support him,” he said.
The celebrity-turned-senator would be making his decision in August or September this year.
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