Former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. could have change into the nation’s subsequent president and not using a hitch had he won the 2016 vice presidential race.

In a speech earlier than troopers in Jolo, Sulu Saturday (May 27), President Rodrigo Duterte stated he would have considered resigning from his post had Marcos or his working mate, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, won.

‘Hindi ako diktador, gusto ko na rin magpahinga. Kay kung nanalo lang ‘yan si Marcos pati si Cayetano, siguro I would have entertained of resigning na. Pero kung ganito ang sitwasyon, eh matanda na ako eh,” he stated.

Duterte admitted he ought to have significantly considered working for president resulting from his age. However, he stated he was prompted to affix the race as a result of no candidate was speaking about Mindanao.

“Walang kandidato narinig ninyo noong kampanya na talking about the seriousness of Mindanao. Eh taga-Mindanao ako, mayor ako for 23 years sa Davao, congressman, vice mayor ako ng anak ko,” he stated.

Marcos has filed a protest questioning the victory of Vice President Leni Robredo earlier than the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.