Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio admitted Wednesday that her family could be considered a political dynasty.
This was after her youngest brother, Sebastian “Baste” Duterte filed his certificate of candidacy as her vice mayoralty candidate in the May 2019 elections.
“We really cannot deny that, sasabihin ng mga detractors,” the presidential daughter said when asked about her family being a political dynasty.
“Yes, it is a political dynasty but in a sense that we are submitting ourselves to an election. So it’s still a democratic process,” Duterte-Carpio said.
She said even in other parts of the country or abroad, there is a political dynasty.
“Masama mang magturo ng iba, pero it’s not only here in Davao City, it’s not only here in the Philippines. Kung makita nyo sa ibang bansa, ganun din usually. If you come from a family of doctors, you become a doctor. If you come from a family of politicians, most likely, you become a politician,” she said.
Duterte-Carpio will run again as mayor of Davao City, while her other brother, former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, will seek a congressional seat at the 1st District of Davao City.