President Duterte called Senate President Sotto as “Vice President” in his speech.
On Saturday, President Rodrigo Duterte jokingly called Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III as “Vice President” in his speech at the newly completed passenger terminal building of the Clark International Airport in Pampanga.
President Duterte pretended to mistakenly call Sotto “Vice President” in his opening remarks as he was reading the list of personalities he should greet for his opening remarks.
“President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Vice President Vicente Sotto… ay, ay, ay, ay, ay! ‘Senate President,’” President Duterte said, causing Sotto to scratch his head in shock.
President Duterte cracked the joke in his speech at the newly completed passenger terminal building of the Clark International Airport last July 17.
The said building was the first hybrid public-private partnership (PPP) project completed under the “Build Build Build” program of the Duterte administration.
Leading the project were the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and the Department of Transportation (DOTR).
Sotto previously said that he was discussing with “some groups” as well as Senator Panfilo Lacson about possibly running for vice president in the upcoming 2022 elections.
It was last July 14 when Malacañang welcomed the possibility of Sotto and Lacson running in tandem for vice president and president, respectively, next year.
“We wish them the very best because, in a democracy, kinakailangan may pinagpipilian ang taumbayan,” Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said.
Based on a report on Manila Bulletin, Sotto said that he and Lacson may make an announcement if they will run or not on August 5, 2021.
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