Vice President Sara Duterte said this Sunday that she has no plans to run for president in the 2028 national elections.
“Hindi ko naman talaga ambisyon na tumakbong vice president and lalong lalo na ang president. Alam niyo naman lahat ‘yan. Sinabi ko noon na hindi ko gustong tumakbong president,” Duterte’s statement on GMA News’ Jonathan Andal’s post on X (formerly Twitter).
According to the second president, in the end, God’s plan will be followed.
“Lahat ng ginagawa natin, we can only plan, but it will truly be God’s plan that will prevail,” said Duterte.
It can be recalled that in a commissioned survey done by the Social Weather Station that was released this past June, it was stated that Duterte is among those who are among those who were asked who they want to replace President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in 2028.
The list also includes Senator Raffy Tulfo and Vice President Leni Robredo.
In the survey, some respondents did not have an answer, did not know, or refused to answer, making the total number reach 41 percent.
VP Sara Duterte says she has no intention of running for president in 2028
Meanwhile, Duterte announced that she believes that Marcos still has complete confidence in her despite suspicions of a division in the UniTeam coalition.
“We’re okay,” Duterte answered when asked about his working relationship with Marcos.
Regarding the alleged impeachment plan against him by some lawmakers in the House of Representatives, the president said, “We are currently doing our due diligence about this one, and then we will release a comment at the appropriate time.”
House Deputy Majority Leader and ACT-CIS party-list Representative Erwin Tulfo previously denied that an impeachment complaint against Duterte was being prepared.
House Speaker Martin Romualdez also said “nothing in the offing” about the impeachment rumors against the vice president.
“Nothing filed, no news of that,” said Romualdez, who said he did not know where such information on the plan to depose Duterte came from.
Last Wednesday, House Deputy Minority Leader and ACT Teachers party-list Rep. France Castro, with leaders from other parties, discussing impeachment against Duterte.