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Duterte to children: Get out of politics, the sooner the better

/ 05:30 AM May 14, 2019

Sara Duterte, Paolo Duterte and Sebastian Duterte

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Just two days after campaigning for his three children in Davao City’s local elections, President Duterte told them that the sooner they got out of politics, the better it would be for them.

“The earlier that they go out of politics the better,” the President said after casting his vote here on Monday afternoon.


Mayor Sara Duterte is seeking reelection while former Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte is running for representative of the Davao City’s first district.

Sebastian Duterte is running for vice mayor on his electoral debut.


The President attended the campaign rally of Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), founded by Mayor Sara, on Friday.

But on Monday, the Duterte patriarch had a special message for the mayor, who is rumored to be preparing to run for a national position in the next elections.

“I am publicly warning her. The presidency will not educate you. It will just destroy you,” Mr. Duterte said.

HNP endorsed 12 senatorial candidates who all supported the President’s agenda. —Karlos Manlupig

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