- Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio is among the top contenders for the May 2019 senatorial elections
- She thanked her supporters in a statement
- For critics, she said they can take her slot if they don't annoy her
Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio seems to not care too much about news that she's part of the Magic 12 preferred senatorial candidates for the 2019 elections.
According to a report by Rappler, Duterte-Carpio sent a statement to the media on January 4, Thursday.
Rappler said she offered her "slot" in the Magic 12 to the opposition or to the "yellows".
But she had a specific condition: "Huwag lang ako inisin ng mga kalaban ni PRD (President Rodrigo Duterte) then my slot should become available to all the yellows," said the feisty mayor.
Duterte-Carpio said being included in senatorial surveys is nothing new for her. She was also included in a 2012 survey for the senatorial elections for 2013.
She also assured her supporters that "being a responsible Dabawenyo, whether in public office or as a practicing lawyer, is [her] contribution to nation building."
The presidential daughter had said in October 2017 that she has plans to run for a seat in the House of Representatives.
Duterte-Carpio is currently serving as mayor of Davao City. She is affectionately called Inday Sara by her supporters.
Like her father President Rodrigo Duterte, she is also a lawyer.
She is married to lawyer Mans Carpio, who is currently involved in shabu smuggling scandal with presidential son Paolo Duterte.
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