By Quian Vencel Galut


The ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) national council has selected Senator Christopher “Bong” Go and President Rodrigo Duterte for president and vice president in the 2022 elections.

Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, newly elected president of PDP-Laban by his faction, confirmed the Go-Duterte tandem for Eleksyon 2022 as some members of the PDP-Laban have been pushing for the possible tandem.

“PDP national council in our meeting yesterday agreed to present to the forthcoming national convention the tandem of Go Duterte tandem for 2022 election,” Cusi stressed on GMA News Online.

He said other parties including the Cebu chapter of PDP-Laban called for the tandem of Senator Go and President Duterte to run for the presidency and vice presidency.

“Well, that’s no secret because ‘yung panawagan na tandem na ‘yan (that tandem) came out in Cebu when we had a meeting in Cebu,” Cusi said in an interview on ANC.

Meanwhile, acting secretary-general Melvin Matibag, explained that upon the Go-Duterte tandem that will still be discussed, other tandems may still be nominated for the president and vice president nominees.

“There was an endorsement but it will still be up for discussion during the National Assembly on Sept. 8… Open pa din. But the Go-Duterte tandem is the Logical and Popular choice of the overwhelming members of PDP-Laban,” he pointed out.

Report sources: GMA News, GMA