The President said on Tuesday, August 14, that he would resign if someone like Marcos or Senator Francis Escudero would succeed him.
Duterte said that he would not want Robredo to succeed him, describing the Vice President as “incompetent” to run the country..
“He thinks Senator Bongbong Marcos is one of the better qualified persons to succeed. If there are developments and he wins the protest and he becomes vice president, yes, he (Duterte) will make true his word,” Roque said at a press briefing on Thursday, August 16.
“If (Marcos) wins the protest and he’s declared as vice president, (Duterte) is willing to step down,” said Roque.