Stock Groups

Candidates to succeed President Duterte


Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine president, was in Manila on 8 October 2021. Duterte will be retiring after his six-year tenure in office. He has now filed for the May 2022 election to the senate.

Aaron Favila | AFP | Getty Images

In May 2022, the Philippines will go to the polls to elect Rodrigo Duterte’s successor. His six-year tenure in power is ending.

Duterte (who sought closer ties with ChinaFor the most part of his term, the Philippine constitution forbids him from seeking a second term. He has his sights set on another political office. filing his candidacy for a senate seat In the next year’s general election.   

However, the focus of attention will be on the Philippine presidential race. Analysts believe that it is still wide open. Campaigning for national positions — which include the presidency and senate — will start in February.

There are many candidates for the Philippine presidency. Among them is the vice president. He’s the son of an ex-dictator and retired boxing champ.

Sara Duterte, Duterte’s daughter and preferred presidential candidate, is absent. Instead, she registered for the vice-presidential raceMany observers were shocked.

Duterte had been supportive of Christopher “Bong”, the loyalist and current senator from Brazil, while his daughter had backed another candidate. Go declared on Tuesday that he would withdraw from the presidential race. Go originally filed to be vice-president before. withdrawing to run for the top job.

The following are some presidential candidates you should be paying attention to:

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.

Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the father and nameake of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., is the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ son. His 1972-1986 regime, which was marked by martial law, and associated with arbitrary arrests and detentions as well as extrajudicial executions, was known as Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Social Weather Stations pollster Marcos Jr. won 47% of the October surveys.

Ferdinand “Bongbong”, Jr. the former senator, is speaking to the media, after he filed his candidacy for the 2022 presidential race at Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent in Pasay on October 6, 2021.

Rouelle Umali | Getty Images News | Getty Images

Leni Robredo

Leni Robredo (Phonenian Vice President) at a press conference in Quezon City, October 7, 2021 to announce that she will run for the presidency in 2022.

AFP| AFP | Getty Images

Robredo is “the genuine anti-Duterte contender,” stated Aries Arugay who was a visiting fellow at think-tank ISEAS-Yusof Ishak institute and a political science professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Arugay stated earlier in the month that “if some don’t really like the changes under the Duterte Administration, then Leni Robertredo provides comfort or that idea of Philippine politics being normalized post Duterte 2022.” Arugay spoke at the webinar hosted by Center for Strategic and International Studies.

In the October survey by Social Weather Stations, 18% of respondents chose Robredo as their preferred presidential candidate — second only to Marcos. Jr.

Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso

Francisco “Isko Moreno”, Manila City Mayor, delivers the State of the City Address to Manila City Hall in Manila on July 15, 2021.

Getty Images| Getty Images

Fitch Solutions stated that Domagoso will likely run on Domagoso’s idea of a “big-tent” government, which seeks to incorporate different viewpoints and groups. The consultancy said that this might mean Duterte could continue some of his policies while ending other ones, such as close ties to China.

Manny Pacquiao 

Manny Pacquiao (C), celebrates his victory over Oscar de la Hoya, the U.S., during the welterweights match at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada on December 6, 2008.

AFP | AFP | Getty Images