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Sara wants permanent address for OVP as her ‘singular legacy’

Vice President-elect Sara Duterte said Saturday she wants the Office of the Vice President (OVP) to be housed in a permanent structure.

“The singular legacy that we want to leave after six years is a permanent residence for the future vice presidents,” Duterte told reporters in Davao City.

Past occupants of the country's second-highest elective post have all held office in temporary locations.

For instance, outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo and Jejomar Binay used the Quezon City Reception House and Coconut Palace, respectively, as the headquarters of the OVP.

Duterte recognized that the main mandate of the vice president, as provided under the Constitution, is to be "president-in-waiting, except when he/she is assigned a Cabinet position."

Once she assumes office, Duterte said that she plans to expand some of her programs in Davao City, where she is the outgoing mayor, to other parts of the country.

Duterte will also head the Department of Education in the incoming Marcos administration.

"I will mostly be with the Department of Education since ’yun ang critical sa atin ngayon [it's a critical agency], especially that we are coming out of the pandemic," she said. —VBL, GMA News