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ABS-CBN News : 'Not a good formula:' Bongbong Marcos rejects idea of 'term-sharing'

News & Interviews
12 November 2021

By ABS-CBN News

MANILA (UPDATED)— Presidential aspirant Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on Friday rejected the idea of a term-sharing agreement, believing that this is "not a good formula."

"That is not a good formula for stability. The reason why it’s 6 years is because we want some stability in the policies of government. And if we change government every 3 years… Then urong-sulong na naman tayo. (We'll be pushing and pulling)," said Marcos Jr. while in Batangas.

On Thursday, Lakas-CMD co-chairman and Quezon Governor Danilo Suarez said Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Marcos Jr. might agree to share the presidency.

"They can have a term-sharing agreement. One will lead for 3 years then give way to the vice president. So, one will give up the position after 3 years," he said in Filipino, citing Marcos' supposed strong showing in surveys.

Duterte-Carpio on Thursday moved to Lakas-CMD after resigning from regional party she founded, Hugpong ng Pagbabago - fueling speculations that she and Marcos Jr. will forge an alliance in the 2022 l elections.

Lakas- CMD party chairman Rep. Martin Romualdez Jr. rejected the idea of a term-sharing as well.

"In my opinion, I don’t think that is necessary to consider," he said.

While Duterte-Carpio is still mum on her next move, the only son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. emphasized there will be no changes in his political plans.

“Again, I’m running for president. Full stop,” he said.

— With a report from Jacque Manabat, ABS-CBN News