Is Gibo Teodoro Running as Sara Duterte's Vice President?
Former defense secretary Gilbert "Gibo" Teodoro was headed to Davao City on Thursday, according to an ally who called him "my vice president" on a trip to meet his running mate.
Ex-congressman Rolando Andaya Jr. did not name Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who is leading in the surveys. However, the comments section was filled with talk of a Sara-Gibo ticket in 2022.
Teodoro and Andaya are former colleagues in the Arroyo cabinet where the latter was budget secretary.
The first selfie post shows Andaya in an airplane smiling at the camera, behind him a man facing back. "Going to Davao. Sino kasama ko?" the caption read.
In the second selfie, posted a few minutes later, Andaya is seen doing a winking face, and his "mysterious" companion is revealed to be Gibo Teodoro whose face is covered by a facemask and a face shield.
This time, Andaya said in the caption: "On my way with my Vice President to meet my President. Done deal folks."
Will there be a Duterte-Teodoro tandem in 2022? Reportr reached out to Teodoro for confirmation but has yet to receive a response.
In 2016, Teodoro declined President Rodrigo Duterte's offer to renew his post as defense secretary. Back then, the elder Duterte said Teodoro appeared to be having a hard time giving him a "direct answer", so he deferred his offer and gave it to now-DND chief Delfin Lorenzana.
In February, the 2010 presidential elections fourth placer's verified Facebook page posted a photo with "2022" on it twice, eliciting questions in the comments section about his political plans.
This story originally appeared on Reportr.World. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.