Duterte-Duterte tandem possible but ‘winnability is another question’ — Binay

This December 30, 2019, shows President Rodrigo Duterte and daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio during the commemoration of the 123rd Anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal at the Rizal Park in Davao City. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — While not discounting the possibility of a Duterte-Duterte tandem in the 2022 national elections, Senator Nancy Binay said Tuesday that “winnability is another question.”

Some members of the ruling PDP-Laban have openly raised the possibility of President Rodrigo Duterte running for vice president alongside his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who was being groomed to succeed her father in Malacañang.

Asked about this over ABS-CBN’s “Headstart” on Tuesday, Binay said: “I guess yung possibility is there, but yung winnability is another question.”

On the prospect of having so-called political dynasty in the highest office in the land, Binay said the decision would be best left to the electorate.

“Sa akin, let’s leave it to the constituents,”  she said.

“Ang call ko na lang is for us to have a clean and honest election na hindi madaan sa dayaan yung magiging panalo ng isang kandidato,” the senator added.

Binay is sister to incumbent Makati Mayor Abby Binay, a position “inherited” from their parents, Vice President Jejomar Binay and Elenita Binay, who both used to hold the helm of the country’s central financial district.

The post was eventually won by Junjun Binay, who lost it to sister Abby when they went head-to-head in the last elections. Abby’s husband, Luis Campos, retained his post as the city’s representative to the House of Representatives.