NorMin-based groups urge Duterte to run for VP in 2022

By : Jigger Jerusalem Mindanao Today/05:19:33pm 04/08/2021


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Groups supporting the proposal for Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to run for vice president greet him during his 76th birthday on March 28, 2021. (Jigger J. Jerusalem)


GROUPS from various sectors have joined organizations from all over the country in urging Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to run for vice president in the coming local and national elections next year.

NorMin-based groups urge Duterte to run for VP in 2022



By Jigger J. Jerusalem



GROUPS from various sectors have joined organizations from all over the country in urging Pres. Rodrigo Duterte to run for vice president in the coming local and national elections next year.



Elvira Go, convener of the VP Digong 2022, said they wanted Duterte to be elected to the second highest political position in the country so he can continue his programs and policies, particularly on his anti-drug campaign.



Since Duterte can no longer run again as President, it would be better for him to run as vice president, she said.



“Our goal is ‘tuloy ang pagbabago,’” Go said during a press conference held Friday afternoon, referring to the reforms that she asserted were introduced by the Duterte administration, especially in ridding the government of corrupt public officials.



She said they are advocating for Duterte’s continuity in public service so he can continue what he has started.



“At least we have seen improvements within his six-year term being the President,” Go said.



She said their focus is on appealing Duterte to run for vice president with the presidency still remains to be seen.



“We’ll see who will run for president when the right time comes,” she added.



To concretize their show of support, the groups have organized a caravan held Sunday at the Rodelsa Circle in time for Duterte’s 76th birthday.



Among those behind the VP Digong 2022 are the Orig Roa Clan, Duterte Clan, Outkast, Go Bong Go Movement, PRRD Coalition, Iligan Group, Navarra Nation Eagles PH, S&R, Daltans Riders Groups, Dagan Day Sara, One Criminology Philippines, One CDO - UPDG, Friends of Rodrigo Duterte (FORD), Triskelions Grand Fraternity/Tau Gamma Phi, Sara Truckers, Braveheart Dragonboat Team, Alpha Kappa Roho, Mayor Sara Duterte Alliance (MSDA), Structural Alternative Legal Assistance Group (SALAG), and Kahugpungan Federal Movement.



The groups said Duterte “could be the most fit person in the country to be the vice president of the Philippines once his term ends in 2022, given his excellent presidential track record.”


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