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Duterte thinks anti-political dynasty bill is anti-democratic – Roque

By: - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
/ 11:19 PM March 18, 2018
Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte (File photo from INQUIRER.net)

BACOLOD CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte does not believe in the anti-political dynasty bill because it is anti-democratic, according to presidential Spokesman Harry Roque.

“The President has said that the voice of the people is the voice of God. So if they want to send a relative of an incumbent official to public office so be it. That’s the presidential position,” said Roque, who was in Victorias City for the Kadalagan Festival.

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He said it should be the people who must decide whom to vote into office.

Two of Duterte’s children had been elected into office.

His daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, is mayor of Davao City.

His son, Paolo, was vice mayor of Davao City, but he resigned in December last year in the wake of allegation linking him to P6.4-billion shipment of shabu from China that slipped past the Bureau of Customs and his word war with his own daughter, Isabelle. /atm

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