Vice President Sara Duterte on Sunday said she had no desire to run for the presidency in the 2028 national elections.
“Hindi ko naman talaga ambisyon na tumakbong vice president and lalong lalo na ang president. Alam niyo naman lahat ‘yan. Sinabi ko noon na hindi ko gustong tumakbong president,” Duterte told GMA News’ Jonathan Andal.
(I did not really aspire to run for Vice President, more so for president. You all know that. As I have said, I don't want to run for president.)
The Vice President added that her plans for the future would be up to God.
“Lahat ng ginagawa natin [everything we do], we can only plan, but it will truly be God’s plan that will prevail,” she added.
Duterte earlier said she believed that she still had President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.'s trust following the reported “cracks” in their UniTeam coalition.
“We’re okay,” Duterte said when asked about her relationship with Marcos.
As to the alleged impeachment plans being hatched against her by several members of the House of Representatives, Duterte said, "We are currently doing our due diligence about this one, and then we will release a comment at the appropriate time.”
House Deputy Majority Leader and ACT-CIS party-list Representative Erwin Tulfo on Thursday denied that House members were discussing the possibility of an impeachment complaint against Duterte.
Meanwhile, House Speaker Martin Romualdez said there was “nothing in the offing” regarding the supposed impeachment talks against the Vice President.
"Nothing filed, no news of that,” said Romualdez, adding that he did not know where the information came from.
House Deputy Minority Leader and ACT Teachers party-list lawmaker France Castro said late Wednesday night that certain leaders of political parties in the House were talking about impeaching Duterte. — DVM, GMA Integrated News