Duterte: In­day won’t be seek­ing pres­i­dency

Manila Bulletin - - National News - By AR­GYLL CYRUS B. GEDUCOS

Pres­i­dent Duterte said that his daugh­ter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Car­pio does not have any plans to run for Pres­i­dent.

Duterte made the state­ment amid spec­u­la­tions that he is groom­ing his daugh­ter, fondly called In­day, to be his suc­ces­sor.

In a speech in Bo­ra­cay, Duterte asked the pub­lic to not be­lieve that the pres­i­den­tial daugh­ter is eye­ing to be the coun­try’s high­est gov­ern­ment of­fi­cial.

“Si In­day, huwag kayo mani­walang tatakbo ng Pres­i­dente. Hindi yan mag-aak­saya ng pana­hon (Don’t be­lieve that In­day will run for Pres­i­dent. She won’t waste time for that),” he said.

This year, Car­pio has formed the Hug­pong ng Pag­babago (HNP), a re­gional po­lit­i­cal party, which also en­tered into al­liances with other re­gional and na­tional po­lit­i­cal par­ties. Her found­ing of the HNP sparked her rift with for­mer House Speaker Pan­ta­leon Al­varez when the lat­ter ac­cused her of be­ing part of the op­po­si­tion.

Dur­ing his meet­ing with the Filipino com­mu­nity in Am­man, Jor­dan in Septem­ber, Duterte said that if he will not be able to ful­fill the promises he made to the coun­try, he was hop­ing that Car­pio would be able to do so.

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