Mayor Sara willing to make available her senatorial slot to a ‘yellow’ in 2019 polls
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has expressed willingness to give up her slot in the 2019 senatorial elections and make it available to a “yellow” or member of the opposition Liberal Party.
The presidential daughter made the statement provided that the opposition, particularly Senator Antonio Trillanes IV would leave her alone.
Duterte-Carpio became irked with Trillanes after the senator had claimed that President Rodrigo Duterte has been grooming her to run for the Senate next year and then for president in 2022 in order to remain in power.
“Let me repeat, do not bother me and my slot will be available for a yellow Senator for 2019 elections,” she said.
Duterte-Carpio, in earlier interviews, could not decide yet whether she would run again as mayor of Davao City or for Congress.
Some of her supporters were also pushing her to seek for a Senate post.
In a recent interview when she attended a hearing on the accreditation of her regional political party Hugpong ng Pagbabago at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Intramuros, Manila, she joked that she would run for vice president.
The next vice presidential polls will be in 2022, simultaneous with the presidential elections.