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No Guarantee: Is it Marcos or Gordon as the Next Philippine President?


welcome By: Elena Grace Flores

President Du30 recently teases Senator Richard Gordon as the next Philippine President a few years from now. This is contrary to the president’s assumed quest to guarantee that once Bongbong Marcos wins the electoral protest against Robredo for the vice presidency, he could resign for him to assume the presidency.

Youtube video from; News5Everywhere
[VIDEO]: Pabirong binansagan na susunod na pangulo ni Pres. Duterte si Sen. Richard Gordon sa isang pagtitipon. Dito inilunsad ang unang humanitarian vessel ng Philippine Red Cross.

Just a Tease

The President teases Senator Richard Gordon as the country’s next president in 2022. At the launch of the Philippine Red Cross’ humanitarian ship, Du30 referred to the PRC chairman as “the incoming president of the Republic of the Philippines. His remarks were cheered senators, congressmen, and naval officers who attended the event.

Brilliant Talks

Duterte reveals that Gordon is one of the two people he dreaded to be when they talk. He did not name the other person but insinuates that he’s the former DFA Secretary, Perfecto Yasay. He describes him as the one who did pass CA who has an American accent. Gordon, on the other hand, is always vocal to give his opinions even if it contradicts the president without insulting him. He just urged him to listen to the UN recently.

Campaign Promise

Looking back before the elections, the president told the sister of Bongbong Marcos, Imee that if he cannot solve the country’s problem in six months, he will turn over the presidency to Marcos who was expected to win the vice presidency at that time. He did not guarantee it but that seems to be what he wants to do.

Current Actions

Du30 is noted to have made remarks just to confuse people – but his actions speak louder than his words. His cabinet members are mostly pro-Marcos. Du30 also discouraged the impeachment complaints against Robredo. He wants Marcos to concentrate on the electoral protest. He has appointed more military men as important government officials. One of them is the new DILG Secretary, General Eduardo Año. As a strategist, the president is really up for something when it comes to his presidential successor nowadays.