Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza revealed the real reason why Filipina-American community leader Loida Nicolas-Lewis wants President Rodrigo Duterte to resign.
During an interview with I am Pinoy, Proud ako TV show, Dureza stated that Fil-Am Millionaire was more worried that Duterte would pass the Presidency to the defeated Vice Presidential Candidate Bongbong Marcos if ever Leni loses the vote recounts.
“I think she was more concerned and I will disclose it without her permission– na she was more concerned about sa sinabi ni President Duterte na kung maging vice president si Bongbong Marcos, then magre-resign siya as president para ibigay niya kay Bongbong ang presidency.” Dureza said.
During President Duterte’s state visit to China, he jested that Former senator Bongbong Marcos may become the next Vice President if he ever wins the electoral protest against VP-elect Leni Robredo.
Dureza however, denied that the President was serious in his remark about Bongbong Marcos that he may become the next Vice President.
“I dont think this President will relinquish anything to anyone, whether to Bongbong Marcos or Leni Robredo, on a silver platter. Binoto siya ng taumbayan kasi kailangan siya eh,” Dureza said.
Dureza met Nicolas-Lewis on December 9 in New York to discuss the issues about the Philippine President, according to him, they had a "lively animated exchange" about Duterte.