MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – To run or not to run, that is the question.
But if Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte wasn’t joking when he said he will keep on running for Vice President just to avoid criminal prosecution after he completes his 6-year term in 2022, he could very well be the country’s Vice President for life.
In reality Duterte could only be VP for two terms, or a total of 12 years.
The Philippine Constitution allows one reelection for an elected Vice President.
In 2022, Duterte will be 77 years old. So if he runs for VP and wins, and runs for and wins reelection to a second term, he will be 89 by the time he completes both terms.
So, he could be VP for life. Unless he survives the 12 years.