Although political dynasties are constitutionally prohibited, the leader of an opposition coalition said Thursday (July 15) that Davao mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio could run in the May 2022 presidential election, succeeding her father , President Duterte.
In 1Sambayan’s virtual press briefing, former Deputy Supreme Court Justice Antonio noted that the lack of enabling law against political dynasties allows Duterte-Carpio to run for the country’s highest office. next year.
“We are a free country. Anyone who is qualified can run for president, ”said Carpio, who is linked to Duterte-Carpio.
The former deputy judge is linked to the presidential daughter by marriage because Duterte-Carpio’s husband, lawyer Mans Carpio, is her nephew.
Carpio, however, cited the constitution’s anti-dynasty provision “which should prohibit family members from controlling a certain position or succeeding one another.”
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The mayor of Davao did not materialize her intention to run for president, although she backed down on previous claims that she did not want to run for president. She said she would think it over and assess what people want.
Duterte-Carpio has stressed that she will not run if her father runs for vice president in the next election.
In the latest Pulse Asia presidential preference survey conducted June 7-16, 2021, Duterte-Carpio came out on top with 28% of 2,400 respondents.
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It was followed by the mayor of Manila, Isko Moreno, 14%; former Senator Bongbong Marcos, 13%; Senator Grace Poe, 10%; Senator Manny Pacquiao, 8%; and Vice President Leni Robredo, 6 percent.
Carpio said that although the constitution prohibits political dynasties, his intention “has not been translated into law.”
“If she (Duterte-Carpio) wants to run, she can run. But the intention is really that there should be a ban, ”he added.
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