If Duterte resigns
BY ROGER M. BALANZA
Former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. could likely be the next President of the Philippines.
That is if he wins his election case against Vice President Leni Robredo and President Rodrigo Duterte would resign.
But this secenario is plain speculation, not coming from the horse mouth even as Duterte said he is tired and is thinking about stepping down.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Marcos becoming the President is the logical “conclusion” if Duterte resigns and Marcos wins his electoral protest against Robredo.
Marcos filed an electoral protest against Robredo with the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) in connection with 2016 vice presidential contest.
Marcos claims Robredo won because there was cheating . Robredo won over Marcos by a slim margin of roughly 260,000 votes.