Inday Sara now calls for support for President Duterte’s possible VP bid
MANILA, Philippines — After saying she will no longer run for the presidential post, Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio is now calling for support for her father’s possible vice presidential bid.
Duterte-Carpio made the call Wednesday as she thanked her supporters pushing for her presidential run.
“Mayroong maayos na kasunduan si Pangulong Duterte sa aming kani-kaniyang karera sa pulitika. Ibigay po natin sa kanya ang pinakamalakas na suporta sa kanyang desisyon na tumakbong vice president,” Duterte-Carpio said in a video message.
(We had an agreement with President Duterte regarding our own political careers. Let us give him the support he needs to run as Vice President.)
“Ang sigaw ng suporta naming mga Davaoeños ang pagiging laging masunurin sa batas at panatilihing matatag ang Davao sa lahat ng problema na hinaharap ngayon at darating pa sa aming lugar,” she added.
(The support of Davaoeños is exhibited through following the law and maintaining strength throughout the difficult times.)
Duterte-Carpio earlier said she would no longer run for the presidency in the 2022 national elections after her father accepted his nomination as the vice presidential candidate of PDP-Laban.
Duterte-Carpio cited a supposed agreement in their family that only one of them can run for a national post in next year’s polls.
Asked if her regional party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), will lend support for the PDP-Laban in next year’s elections in the same way her party did in 2019, Duterte-Carpio said: “No. I will not share my light this time.”
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