Duterte to PDP-Laban: prepare for the 2025 elections
FORMER President Rodrigo Duterte has rallied his party comrades to prepare for the midterm elections in 2025.
The 77-year-old “retired” former director general made the call during the meeting of the National Council of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laban ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Parañaque City on August 29.
Duterte is president of the PDP-Laban.
“We are a democracy. We hope to build a strong PDP-Laban, we already have four senators,” he told the more than 300 members of the National Council present, including senators, members of Congress, governors , mayors and other government officials.
Duterte was referring to Senators Francis “Tol” Tolentino, Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, the best Robinhood Padilla and Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go.
According to Duterte, with enough preparation, he is confident that PDP-Laban “can produce another president.”
“Many here are capable, even better than me,” said the party patriarch.
He then pledged his continued support to national and local PDP-Laban elected officials, especially those vying for seats in elections three years from now.
“I am now 77. A good time to retire. I have a lot of pain. But I will still help PDP-Laban,” Duterte said.
“I can still campaign. Let’s prepare for the next elections. I am committed to campaigning for our candidates,” he added.
He then thanked those who remained loyal to the party.
“PDP-Laban members have principles. If you didn’t have principles, you would have jumped the fence by now,” Duterte said.