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Sherwin Gatchalian opened up about his political plan in the 2022 elections

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian said that he is planning to run for Vice President in the 2022 elections as the running mate of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.

The presidential daughter previously said that she is thinking about the presidency after saying that she is not interested to run. Rumors in the political arena also surfaced that a Duterte-Duterte tandem will happen next election as allegedly President Rodrigo Duterte will run for Vice President.

Sherwin Gatchalian
Photo lifted from Manila Times

Based on the report in The Philippine Star, Gatchalian said in a recent interview on ANC’s Headstart that he and Sara Duterte had a conversation when he was invited by the latter’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago to be part of the senatorial candidates.

“When we had that conversation, I also opened up the possibility of running for vice president under her group,” the lawmaker said. However, he stressed that he will just run for Vice President of the Davao City Mayor will decide that he will her running mate.

sara duterte
📷: abogado.com

As of, there is no confirmation yet from the camp of Sara Duterte if she is indeed aiming for the presidency. “Everything is still fluid…but I think decisions will be made in the next few weeks,” the Senator said.

Previously, Senate President Tito Sotto and Senator Ping Lacson already announced that they will running mates in the 2022 elections. With this, Sotto and Gatchalian coming from the same Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) party would be possibly running for the same position.

tito sotto ping lacson
📷: politics.com.ph

Sherwin Gatchalian said that this will not change anything for their party. “Wala naman siguro, unless my party mates change their minds and opt for a member instead of their Chairman.” 

He also insisted in the ANC interview that he respects Sotto and that they already talked about this. “I told him that we have to keep our lines of communication open,” Gatchalian added.

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