On the sec­ond day of the fil­ing of can­di­dacy, for­mer vice mayor Paolo Duterte files his COC, eyes seat in Congress


For­mer vice mayor Paolo Duterte broke the si­lence in the Com­mis­sion on Elec­tion Of­fice in Davao City on the sec­ond day of fil­ing for can­di­dacy as he filed his Cer­tifi­cate of Can­di­dacy (COC) for first district rep­re­sen­ta­tive yes­ter­day.

Paolo ar­rived at the Com­elec of­fice at around 12 p.m. along with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Car­pio who ac­com­pa­nied him.

“Mao ang na-de­sisy­onan sa pam­ilya sa pila ka bu­lan namo nga pag­plano sa poli­tika (This is the de­ci­sion our fam­ily has come up af­ter months of plan­ning),” Paolo said, per­tain­ing to the po­si­tion he chose to run for.

Paolo also said that Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte has been telling him to serve the peo­ple in Davao City the way he did.

Mayor Sara, for her part, said that the plan­ning with the fam­ily about the up­com­ing elec­tions did not in­clude the Pres­i­dent.

“Wala na­man siyang [Pres­i­dent] mes­sage na pinaabot, the only [thing] he asked was kung sino ang Vice Mayor,” Mayor Sara said.

Mean­while, Com­elec urged aspir­ing can­di­dates not to wait un­til the last day of COC fil­ing sched­ule.

“Ready man mi pero of course gina-ad­vice namo sa mga gusto mag kan­didato na dili na mag-wait for the last day (We are ready for last hour fil­ings but we ad­vise them to file ear­lier),” Elec­tion Of­fi­cer IV of the 2nd con­gres­sional district Jerry Mu­jal said dur­ing an in­ter­view with the me­dia yes­ter­day. /

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