MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – ABS-CBN is reporting that The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) and the Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka (PMM) will sign a unity accord to launch the tandem of Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as candidates for president and vice president, respectively, in the May 2016 elections.
But Marcos clarified today that neither he nor Duterte has made a decision about running in 2016.
However, the son of the late dictator Fernand E. Marcos unveiled a proposal which he says could create a formidable team that will definitely crush Vice President Jejomar Binay’s presidential ambition (only Binay has officially declared his candidacy for president).
Marcos is proposing to quicky amend the Philippine Constitution to allow for the election of a president and three vice presidents, one each of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, the Philippines’ three main islands.
“It’s time we stop governing the country from Manila,” Marcos said. “Having three vice presidents would ensure that the issues and concerns of all Filipinos are represented in the central government,” he added.
Asked by reporters what his team would be composed of if the electoral change is approved and implemented, Marcos said, “Easy. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. for president, Senator Chiz Escudero for vice president for Luzon, Miriam Defensor Santiago (who is from Iloilo) for vice president for the Visayas, and Davao City Mayor Rodrgo Duterte for vice president for Mindanao.
Majority of congressmen and senators seem to like the proposal, so a swift and quick constitutional amendment could easily happen in time for the 2016 presidential elections.
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