Will a Marcos-Duterte tandem be allowed by law? Comelec says yes

Published November 13, 2021, 2:13 PM

by Dhel Nazario

The law does not prohibit two national post candidates from two different political parties to be a tandem, the Commission on Election said on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Bongbong Marcos Sara Duterte

In a tweet, Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez said that these two candidates can even campaign and endorse each other.

“Yes they can. That is not prohibited by law,” Jimenez said in reply to a question.

On Saturday, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte formalized her vice presidential bid after substituting for Lryle Fernando Uy who filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for Vice President on Oct. 8 who was reportedly a “placeholder” for the Davao mayor under Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

This move even more ignited a much speculated tandem between former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. who is gunning a presidential seat in the 2022 elections.

Currently, Marcos is facing a petition for the cancellation of his COC before the Comelec.