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Sara shuts down calls for presidential run

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Despite the calls for Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to succeed her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, as chief executive of the nation, she has firmly turned it down.


“Let’s make service to others a daily commitment,” she said, adding that she does not need to be president in order to be of use to the nation. She also said she wished to complete her final term as mayor before gunning for any other positions.


The President himself echoed her statement: “Inday (Sara) is definitely out (of the presidential race).”

Duterte-Carpio apologized to her supporters in a statement the day after she re-filed for reelection as mayor: “Yesterday, many of you waited, cried, lamented, got angry, crossed over to the other side and perhaps also grew tired, spent a long night, got thirsty and hungry.”


“I felt your all-out support even in my silence in Davao. Thank you to everyone who have expressed their support. Many of you do not know me and yet you carry me over your shoulders,” she continued.


However, many of her supporters are still hoping that she will change her mind before the deadline of substitution on November 15.


The government’s ruling party, PDP-Laban-Cusi faction’s own presidential bet, Sen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa, himself expressed his wish that Sara would run for the highest office. This sustained speculations that Dela Rosa’s filing of a certificate of candidacy was merely a placeholder for the younger Duterte.


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