‘Circumvention of the Charter’s spirit’
Manuel L. Quezon III wrote on Jan. 1 (“The problem of the split ticket”) about Boo Chanco first mentioning a possible Go-Duterte tandem in 2022.
A president may not run for reelection.
So the answer I prefer to hear from my students is that what he cannot do directly, he may not, indirectly.
Such circumvention is at war with the spirit of the Constitution, the obvious intent or rationale in running for vice president.
President Duterte, with his health issues, will be 77 in 2022.
Those who care for him should advise him to avoid further stress and the strain of leading what may be 110 million rabbits in 2022.
He may be even more cantankerous by then.
R.A.V. SAGUISAG, Palanan, Makati City
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