- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte today announced she will no longer seek the position of president in the 2022 elections
- The mayor said she came to this decision after her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, decidedto accept his party’s nomination for the vice-presidency
- In recent weeks, Mayor Sara also made some revelatons about the plan of her father and his trusted aide, Sen. Bong Go
- She also said that her father asked her to let Sen. Go run as her Vice-President in next year’s elections
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Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio announced Thursday that she would no longer seek the highest office in the land in next year’s elections.
This was after her father, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, decided to accept the nomination of his party to run for Vice President in the 2022 presidential elections.
“Yes, I am not running for a national position as we both agreed only one of us will run for a national position in 2022,” Mayor Sara announced when asked for her reaction on his acceptance of PDP-Laban’s nomination.
She has previously voiced out her opposition to run alongside her father during the 2022 elections.
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In a report by Rappler, she also revealed her father wanted her to take in Sen. Bong Go as her running mate in the 2022 presidential elections.
When asked by ABS-CBN News if the decision of President Digong to run for vice president would affect her own political plans, Mayor Sara answered in the negative.
“It does not affect any of my plans but as we both agreed only one from the family will run for a national position,” she said.
Mayor Sara then took the opportunity to thank her supporters, expressing happiness in their unity towards a better country.
“Yes, I am happy we are united in our desire to see a better Philippines in the future. I will be eternally thankful for your trust and confidence,” Mayor Sara said.
In an Inquirer News report, the Davao City mayor also dispelled rumors about her quarreling with her father or squabble within the family.
“The same as it was before. Our politics do not interfere with our familial relationship. Iba ang trabaho, iba ang pamilya. Walang personalan,” she explained.
Earlier, around 7 political parties have declared their support for the Davao City mayor in case she decides to run for president.
This included the Lakas CMD party of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino of President Joseph Estrada, the People’s Reform Party of the late Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino of Sen. Sonny Angara, Mayor Sara’s own Hugpong ng Pagbabago, and the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas.
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Sara Zimmerman Duterte-Carpio, commonly referred to as Inday Sara, is a Pinay lawyer, politician, and the current Davao City Mayor. She was born on May 31, 1978 to then Attorney Rodrigo R. Duterte and Elizaeth Zimmerman, a flight attendant. During her college years, she went to San Pedro College, taking up BS Respiratory Therapy, which she graduated from in 1999. She proceeded to study law at the San Sebastian College – Recoletos, graduating in 2005 with Bachelor of Laws degree. She took the Bar Examination that year and passed it. In 2007, she married fellow lawyer, Manases “Mans” R. Carpio, the nephew of former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and former Sr. Associate Justice Antonio Carpio.
About two weeks ago, Mayor Sara 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.”
It was also around that time Pres. Duterte revealed his daughter, Mayor Sara , will not be running for the presidency in 2022. He mentioned that he discouraged her daughter from running because of how tough it is up there. According to him, the presidential position is not ideal for women due to their emotional set-up. The president also denied that he wants to extend his term, saying he is done with it.