‘Sara not running for senator'

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PRESIDENT Duterte said yesterday that his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio, won't be seeking higher office during the 2019 midterm elections.

"Sinabi ko na sa inyo huwag kayong maniwala kay Inday. Jajammingan kayo lahat diyan. Hindi 'yan magtakbo ng senador. Hindi 'yan magtakbo ng presidente. Maniwala kayo sa akin. She's too wise for that," Duterte said during a press conference immediately upon his arrival from Bali, Indonesia.

She is expected to file her reelection bid next week.

At the same time, Duterte admitted that his son, former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte, did not seek his advice or blessings on his plan to run for congressman.

"I heard. Si Pulong naman, I expect him as a son to come to me and say, 'Pa, gusto kong doon na tatakbo.'Kasi alam mo anak ko eh," dagdag ni Duterte. — Bella Cariaso

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