Rodrigo Duterte for Senator? Roque says: ‘Mas gusto niyang maging yayo’

Rodrigo Duterte for Senator? Roque says: ‘Mas gusto niyang maging yayo’

MANILA, Philippines — Former Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque shunned speculations that former President Rodrigo Duterte will run for senator in the 2025 elections.

In a radio interview on Tuesday, Roque said he’s certain that the ex-chief executive is now tired from politics. In fact, there’s only one thing that Duterte has been yearning to do the most — and that is to take care of his great-grandchild.

READ: After bashing critics, Duterte gets answer from Trillanes: ‘Batukan kaya kita’

“[A]ng alam ko po ay talagang pagod na pagod na ang Presidente. Mas ninanais pa nya na maging yayo doon sa kanyang apo sa tuhod na nakatira sa kanya ngayon,” said Roque over Radyo 630.

(What I know is that the President is really really tired. In fact, he only wants to take care of his great grandchild who is living with him right now.)

Roque’s remarks came more than a month after former Senator Sonny Trillanes IV bared that Duterte might run for senator in the 2025 polls.

In a post on his social media accounts, Trillanes said there is a need to “spread the truth” about Duterte in order to awaken his “moderate supporters.”

He even used the hashtag #IbasuraSiDuterteSa2025 which translates to Junk Duterte in 2025.

“Let’s not be passive or else panalo ulit yan,” said Trillanes then. (Let’s not be passive or else he will win again.)

Roque, however, downplayed Trillanes’ allegation, saying that the former senator only wants to be the center of attention, especially now that midterm election is drawing near.

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