Philippine President Retires from Politics – As we know that every country must have a leader who is tasked with maintaining the integrity of a country, even a leader must be very responsible in his own position. But different from the usual president, the president of the Philippines has retired and resigned from politics Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced his retirement from politics. Thus, he was canceled as a vice presidential candidate in the 2022 election.
He announced this while accompanying senator Christopher “Bong” Go to run for vice president. Go is a staunch supporter of Duterte’s ruling PDP-Laban party in the Philippines.
Duterte can’t run for president again
Duterte was previously predicted to be running for vice president in the 2022 Philippine elections because, according to the constitution, he can no longer run for president.
The presidential term in the Philippines is only for one term, with a term of six years
Observers predict Duterte’s daughter will run for president
A political observer from Ateneo de Manila University, Antonio La Vina, believes that Duterte’s decision to retire from politics will pave the way for Sara Duterte-Carpio to become a presidential candidate for the Philippines. Sara is Duterte’s daughter.
“This allowed Sara Duterte to come forward,” said Antonio La Vina.
Sara is currently serving as mayor of Davao City, replacing Duterte. Last month, he said he had agreed with his father that only one would run in the 2022 election.
Duterte still has time to change his mind
Even so, La Vina did not rule out the possibility that Duterte would change his mind and replace Go as a vice presidential candidate. Candidates have until Friday to register.
However, cancellations and replacements are still allowed until November 15.
The schedule gives the opportunity for a change of candidates at the last minute. Like in the 2016 election, when Duterte’s name was entered as a presidential candidate.