ANOTHER political party said it will accept Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte as their standard bearer in case she changes her mind and decides to run for president.
Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats’ (Lakas-CMD) Prospero Pichay said their offer is for Mayor Sara to be the party’s presidential bet during Eleksyon 2022.
He later admitted that they only fielded placeholders for president and vice president during the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) since substitutions were allowed until November 15.
“We respect the decision of Mayor Sara running for mayor of Davao city. But you know we are not sure if that is final. Just in case she changes her mind, then we can offer our party,” Pichay announced.
Meanwhile, PDP-Laban Cusi faction bet Senator Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa earlier said he was willing to step aside in favor of Mayor Sara as the party’s standard bearer.
But Mayor Sara insisted she does not wish to become president and will only seek reelection as Davao City mayor.
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