Duterte accepts PDP-Laban’s call for him to run for VP
President Rodrigo Duterte has accepted his nomination as the vice presidential candidate of his ruling party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), in the 2022 national elections.
Duterte’s decision to seek the vice presidency next year was announced by PDP-Laban executive vice president and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles in a statement issued Tuesday.
“President Rodrigo Duterte agreed to make the sacrifice and heed the clamor of the people, and accepted the endorsement of the PDP-Laban for him to run as vice president in the 2022 national elections,” Nograles said.
Nograles said Duterte has heeded the call for him to run for vice president “to ensure that the country’s Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) vaccination program will be sustained in the critical stage of the pandemic where targets are steadily achieved.” READ MORE