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Duterte not supporting calls for revolutionary gov’t; 2022 polls will push through

By Deighton Acuin

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Malacañang said Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte not supporting calls for revolutionary government and the 2022 national elections will push through.

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque made the statement after a rally conducted by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte for the President Movement last February that urged the administration for a revolutionary government.

“The President is de jure constitutional government. He does not need a revolutionary government,” Roque said in a Palace briefing.

“Elections will be held as scheduled in 2022, there will be a new president come June 30, 2022,” he added.

Duterte’s presidential term will end on June 30, 2022, but his party-mates from Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-LABAN) urged him for a possible 2022 vice presidential bid.

Recently, Duterte called his long-time aide and now Senator Christopher “Bong” Go “President,” even disclosed that the lawmaker wants to succeed his presidency.

However, Go said he is not interested. But clarified he could change his mind if Duterte agrees to run as Vice President.


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