- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte today gave her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, and trusted aide, Senator Bong Go, a dressing-down for citing her in their future political plans
- Earlier, Sara said she received communication from the President asking her to make Senator Bong Go her running-mate in case she runs for the highest post of the land next year
- Another option presented to her by President Duterte, according to Mayor Sara, is for her to endorse a Go-Duterte tandem in 2022
- Mayor Sara revealed that her recent meeting with her father was “not a pleasant event”
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Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte today, in a statement, gave her father, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and his longtime aide, Senator Bong Go, a dressing-down for making her their reason whether to run or not.
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She also called out what she said as the President’s lack of firmness in his commitment to run for the vice presidency in next year’s elections.
“If they can confirm it privately, then I do not see the reason why they cannot be candid about it to the public. They should simply present to the people what they can offer to our country and how they can help our fellow Filipinos,” the younger Duterte said.
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According to Mayor Sara, the President met with her recently and handed a letter containing two options for the Davao City local chief executive.
Mayor Sara said the first option is for her to have Senator Bong Go as her running mate should she decide to run for the highest office of the land.
The second option is for her to endorse a Go-Duterte tandem, where Sen. Bong Go would be running for President and President Duterte would be his running mate.
“I was left with two letters endorsed to me by the President for consideration – one note explained why I should endorse the Go-Duterte tandem and the other suggested that I take in Senator Go as my vice president,” Mayor Sara revealed.
The Davao City local chief executive, who sounded irked, asked her father and Senator Go to stop discussing in public her plans for 2022.
“I respectfully advise them to stop talking about me and make me the reason for them running or not running,” she said.
She also hit at the President’s political party, PDP-Laban, for their infighting.
“Senator Pimentel and Mr. Ronwald Munsayac should stop blaming me for the sad state of their political party,” the Davao City mayor said, adding what’s happening to her father’s political party is not her fault.
She also said that she refuses to be a political punching bag for a disorganized party.
“I refuse to be a political punching bag for a party in complete disarray,” Mayor Sara concluded.
Sara Zimmerman Duterte-Carpio, is the incumbent Mayor of Davao City. She was born May 31, 1978. She is a lawyer by profession and is the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte. She is married to lawyer Manases "Mans" R. Carpio since October 27, 2007. They met in Manila while Sara was still attending San Beda University. They have three children, Mikhaila Maria, Mateo Lucas, and Marko Digong.
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