MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The 2022 Philippine Presidential Elections is not that far away. The deadline for the filing of candidacy is set for October this year. There is no clear frontliner among the “Presidentiables,” a term coined by Pinoys to refer to those who could be President.
If online petitions on Change.org were the basis for determining who will succeed Rodrigo Duterte, neither Vice President Leni Robredo nor Davao City Mayor and Presidential daughter Sara Duterte will win the elections.
Online petitions as of this writing show that 32,000 Filipinos support Robredo’s candidacy, while almost twice that number would want her to retire from politics.
Meanwhile, the online petition encouraging Sara Duterte to run has so far garnered a measly 1,782 signatures.
Now the big question is, who will the Filipinos support to be their next President? Bongbong Marcos? Senator Bong Go? Senator Grace Poe? San Miguel Corporation’s Ramon Ang? Perhaps even consistent spoiler candidate Ely Pamatong?
It’s anyone’s guess at this point.