President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned Vice President Leni Robredo will succeed him ought to he die anytime inside his time period.
Duterte made the assertion Thursday (June 28) amid hypothesis about his well being.
In his speech on the Presidential Security Group’s 120th founding anniversary at Malacañang Park, Duterte took a potshot at “a pretender to the throne,” referring to defeated presidential candidate Ely Pamatong.
“There are two claimants to the presidency. Ang isa, nag-organize na at he has claimed that he has deposed me, presidential candidate Amato — si Pamatong. Sabi niya, nag-takeover na siya,” he mentioned.
Duterte, nonetheless, mentioned there ought to be no mistake as to who is his successor.
“Eh ngayon, nandiyan si Leni. Baka magkamali kayo ng kampo ha. Dito tayo sa Constitution. There is a successor there,” he mentioned.
Administration officers have allayed fears about Duterte’s well being regardless of his frequent absence over the previous two weeks, saying he was simply taking a relaxation.