Sara’s my clone, but don’t make mistake of making her run – Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte sees a lot of himself in his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, but it doesn’t mean people should make her run for higher office.
In a speech before the Filipino community in Saudi Arabia, Duterte said Sara was the only one among his brood whom he trusted enough to take over as mayor of Davao City when he ran for president in 2016.
“Sabi ko, sa kanya ko iniwan kasi siya lang ‘yung, nakuha niya ‘yung arte ko, ‘yung style pati mga galaw. Lahat. Sabi ko, eh siya lang ang ano talaga, pinaka,” said Duterte.
“In the family when she talks, ako tatay, ayaw ko makipag-away ng anak kaya tahimik na lang ako. Pero ‘yung maliit pa ‘yan, siya talaga. Pagdating sa bahay ko, diretso sa kwarto niya. Hindi dadaan ng sala ‘yan. Doon sa kwarto. Doon siya mamili bago niya itapon ‘yung sobra niya. Ganoon katindi ‘yang babaeng ‘yan,” he added.
Duterte said he would have not ran for president if Sara, who was against Duterte’s plan to go to Malacanang, did not run for mayor.
“Sinabi ko sa anak ko na babae, ‘pag hindi ka tatakbo ng mayor, hindi ako tatakbo ng presidente.’ Siya ‘yang una na nagsabi, ‘ano bang Gawain mo diyan?’ Sabi niya, ‘matanda ka na, you retire’. Pero I really do not know. Maybe it’s because of destiny,” said Duterte who called Sara “maldita’ and never failed to bring up how she punched a sheriff.
But Duterte was quick to discourage some sector from asking Sara to run for higher office. “She’s doing good and huwag kayo magkamali, patakbuhin ninyong presidente ‘yun, bubugbugin kayong lahat niyan. Oo, hanggang mayor lang siya, huwag na ninyong..,” said Duterte.