MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Now it can be told. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is going for a Guinness World Record, hoping to put Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize to shame.
Duterte has filed his candidacy for Senator in the coming May, 2022 elections. At 76, Duterte can be Senator for two terms or a total of 12 years, if elected and reelected. That would make him 88 years old after the two terms. He can take a break after that and run again for another two terms which would make him over 100 years old by the time he finishes his third and fourth Senatorial term. Now that would truly be a Guinness World Record.
Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile had the chance to bag that world record had he won in the 2019 Senatorial elections, dethroning 91-year-old Mahatir Mohammad, the current prime minister of Malaysia. Mahatir was also named as the Oldest Prime Minister by the Guinness World Records.
But Enrile lost.
We’re rooting for Duterte to finally bring honor to the Philippines with yet another Guinness record!