Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced his intention to run for the vice presidential election scheduled for May next year.

Since the re-election of the president is prohibited in the Philippines, it seems that the aim is to change the position of the vice president and leave influence on the next administration.

In the Philippines, the presidential election and the vice presidential election are scheduled to be held on May 9, next year, but the constitution prohibits the re-election of the president, so the trend of President Duterte is drawing attention.

Under these circumstances, President Duterte said in a television speech to the public on the night of the 24th, "I run for Vice President. I am worried about drug problems and anti-government activities. He announced his intention to run for the Vice Presidential election.

President Duterte seems to have the aim of changing his position to Vice President and leaving influence on the next administration.

The speech did not mention his successor presidential candidate, but the candidacy of Sara Duterte, the eldest daughter and mayor of Davao City in the south, is mentioned.

Meanwhile, nationally popular professional boxer and senator Manny Pacquiao is said to have recently clarified his criticism of the administration and is eager to run for candidates. The selection of candidates for both the ruling and opposition parties will begin in earnest.