Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte On Possible Tandem With Senator Imee Marcos

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte reacted to her father’s claim about possible tandem with Senator Imee Marcos.

On Tuesday, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte reacted to the claim of her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, about her possible tandem with Senator Imee Marcos in the May 2022 national elections.

Sara Duterte and Imee Marcos
Photo source: Inquirer

In a tweet by Joseph Morong, Mayor Sara was quoted as saying that talks or meetings with Senator Imee Marcos for vice president “never happened”.

Mayor Sara’s comment came after President Duterte, who was running for vice president next year, claimed during his weekly public address aired Tuesday morning that Senator Imee went to Davao City “hoping” that she would be tapped as Mayor Sara’s running mate in 2022.

Senator Imee, the daughter of the late President Ferdinand Marcos, had earlier floated the idea of her brother, former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, becoming Mayor Sara’s running mate and calling the tandem “a marriage made in heaven”.

Mayor Sara has yet to decide on her political plans for next year but had said that she’s open to running for president.

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Last week, Malacañang said that President Duterte’s intention to seek the vice presidency in the 2022 national elections was under the perception that Mayor Sara will not run for president.

Also, Malacañang had said that the President will honor his promise to ditch his plan to seek the vice presidency next year if ever Congressman Martin Romualdez will run for the same post.

However, Romualdez has yet to express his intention to run for vice president next year.

Meanwhile, President Duterte said that he will run for vice president in the 2022 elections because of the alleged lack of viable opposition. According to the President, the opposition “will not win” in the upcoming polls.

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