Duterte calls Gordon PH’s next president

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 09 2017 05:20 PM

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said Senator Richard Gordon might become the country’s next president.

“We have to give it to president Gordon. I have to get used to it. I’m sorry, Mr. President. It’s only about a few more years,” Duterte said in jest during the launch of Philippine Red Cross’ humanitarian vessel, M/V Amazing Grace.

Gordon is considered an ally of Duterte in the Senate. In 2010, Gordon ran for president but lost to Liberal Party's bet, then Senator Benigno Aquino III.

On Tuesday, Philippine Red Cross showed off its newly-acquired vessel, which will be used during emergencies.