Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has hinted about running for senator after she made it to the “Magic 12” of a survey for the 2019 senatorial race.
In a statement Thursday (January 4), Duterte said her inclusion in the survey was nothing new since she also figured in a similar poll in 2012.
“Thank you to those who gave their support, but I still believe that being a responsible Dabawenyo, whether in public office or as a practicing lawyer, is my contribution to nation building,” she said.
Duterte credited Davao City’s strength to the Davaoeños’ patriotism.
“Huwag lang ako inisin ng mga kalaban ni PRD then my slot should become available to all the yellows,” she said.
The Social Weather Stations survey conducted from December 8 to 16 2017 showed Duterte ranks ninth among those who will win the senatorial race for 2019.