HAINAN, China (The Adobo Chronicles, Hong Kong Bureau) – Remember that 2016 speech by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte while in China when he introduced BongBong Marcos as the next Vice President? (That was of course assuming Marcos would win his electoral protest against Leni Robredo)
Well, yesterday — again in China — Duterte introduced his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as the next President.
Duterte is in China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) where he participated as one of the speakers. He and Chinese President Xi Jinping also witnessed the signing of six bilateral agreements following the bilateral meeting held between the two leaders here.
Speaking to The Adobo Chronicles, Duterte said it was only a ‘slip of the tongue,’ adding that it is really up to Sara if she’d like to run for President.
Like it always happens, Duterte’s remarks caused quite a bit of frenzy among the media representatives covering his visit to China.
In the meantime, back home in the Philippines, many Duterte supporters said they wished it was not just a slip of the tongue.