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Marcos’ Appointment to Duterte’s Cabinet can Hamper Electoral Protest

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Kicker Daily earlier reported that there has been a petition via social media for vice presidential candidate Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong’” Marcos to be appointed as “Deputy President of the Republic of the Philippines” by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte. This position is currently not in the government setup.

The petitioner is a reminder to Duterte to keep his promise when he said to appoint Robredo as “Assistant President” if she’s not successful as per the interview with Rappler. Since she’s already proclaimed as Vice President, the same courtesy should also go to her arch rival who lost amidsts fraud allegations towards Robredos’s camp at a hair line. The petition also mentioned that Marcos’ additional post in Duterte’s administration should safeguard it from the interests of Pnoy’s cronies.

However, according to Hilario Andes of the Binay Brigade, the appointment would not be ideal because according to history, the recount protest that Marcos’ camp is soon to be submitting might be dismissed due to technical grounds if he holds an appointed position in the government.


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