Duterte sees daughter, boxer Pacquiao, Marcos son as among possible successors

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has actually prepared a list of possible followers that includes his child Sara, boxing star Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao and the kid of late totalitarian Ferdinand Marcos, the governmental representative stated on Thursday.

Duterte, who is disallowed by the constitution from looking for re-election, will end his six-year term in June 2022. His celebration is motivating him to run as vice president.

While taking a look at “many options”, Duterte is thinking about backing his child Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, champ fighter and senator Pacquiao, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Manila Mayor Francisco Domagoso and long-time assistant and senator Christopher “Bong” Go, representative Harry Roque stated.

He did not offer a factor for Duterte’s options, however a few of them have actually ranked high in studies of favored governmental prospects for an election next year.

None of the 5 have actually stated they prepare to run for president.

Experts state Duterte would desire an ally to win the presidency to secure him from possible legal difficulties and political vendettas when he loses resistance out of workplace.

Duterte-Carpio decreased to comment. The workplaces of Domagoso, Go, Marcos and Pacquiao did not right away react to ask for remark.

Viewpoint surveys reveal Duterte stays extremely popular in the Philippines, regardless of his questionable pro-China position, a war on drugs that has actually eliminated countless believed drug dealerships, and public criticism over his federal government’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales and Karen Lema; Modifying by Ed Davies)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.