DAVAO CITY―Mayor Sara Duterte on Wednesday shrugged off her father’s endorsement to continue his war on drugs once he leaves the presidency and he feels she wants to take his place.
The younger Duterte said her father Rodrigo is just too fond of her, and that is the reason he keeps dragging her name into anything when it pleases him.
“Don’t believe PRRD,” Sara said.
“Digong is always like that. He is so in love with me that he can’t think of anyone else.”
In past interviews Sara had never mentioned any plans to seek a position in the government.
But last week her father said when launching Cinelokal that if the Filipino people were looking for someone who could continue his anti-drug campaign, then they should choose his daughter Sara.
“Kung wala na kayong makuha na ibang presidente, iyan ang kunin ninyo. Patay lahat. Ubos iyan. Noon drug pusher lang, baka [sa susunod] pati botika owner diyan patay na. Ibang klase ang babae na ‘yan,” the President said.
He said if Sara had not decided to run for mayor of Davao City, he would not have joined the presidential race.
He has previously said he could only entrust Davao City to her daughter since she was experienced.
Sara said she would continue to support and defend her father, especially now that a case had been filed against him in the International Criminal Court following his deadly war against drugs.
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