Duterte agree's PDP-Laban for vice president nomination in Eleksyon 2022

President Rodrigo Duterte has formally accepted the PDP-Laban faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi's nomination for vice president in Eleksyon 2022.

“Thank you for the nomination, I am hopeful that this will allow me to continue serving the Filipino people,” Duterte said.

“Alam mo bakit ako tatakbong Vice President? Is it ambition? Maybe. Love of country? Yes,” Duterte added.

In his four decades in office, Duterte claims he has never been involved in corruption.

"If I was indeed corrupt, I have been here 40 years, why would I do it now? I would have done that years ago,” Duterte said.

“You must believe in me. Why would I dip my hands in the procurement?,” Duterte added. refers to the P8 billion worth of government procurement of COVID-19 supplies that is being examined by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.

“How can I, in good conscience, administer your oath, kung ako may ginawang kalokohan? Michael Yang...walang record ‘yan, hindi kriminal 'yan,” Duterte said.

Yang is a former consultant who has been tied to Pharmally Corporation, which acquired P8 billion in pandemic supplies for the government and is currently being investigated by a Senate commission for suspected overpricing.

Duterte did not mention a preferred standard bearer but described his long time aide Senator Bong Go as "a very bright person."

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