Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has asked the authorities to enforce the law even to close allies of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The presidential daughter made the call after learning that Councilor Jose Nelson Sala Sr. or Tata Sala of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur allegedly has been mentioning her name and publishing their photos taken together during public events “to show appearance of influence.”
“The public is hereby informed that I do not have a close personal relationship with Mr. Sala. I am not in any way involved in his transactions — whether legal or illegal,” she said.
“I call on our law enforcement authorities to enforce the law equally on all, even if they are close allies of President Duterte,” the presidential daughter added.
She said the law applies to all, whether they are a friend or not.
“I believe this is the essence of the Duterte administration,” Duterte-Carpio said.