Tom Villarin: Sara Duterte’s Velasco endorsement kicks off 2022 presidential run


The 2022 elections have begun in Tom Villarin’s eyes.

The former Akbayan congressman said the political maneuvering in the House of Representatives is a sneaky but sharp reinforcement of the Duterte family’s power, even as Malacañang keeps on denying having a hand in these developments.

“With Velasco as Speaker, backed no less by Mayor Sara Duterte, the 2022 presidential race begins. PDuts will be gunning for a dynastic rule,” Villarin said.

Velasco did seem to return the favor and gave presidential son Deputy Speaker Pulong Duterte a key post, chairing the House accounts committee.