PRESIDENTIAL daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte seemed open to the idea of running for president next year, but only if she gets a little more push.
In a television interview, the young Duterte hinted on running for president in 2022 if the opposition would also support her candidacy and help her win the election.
“Ang isang Pangulo may anim na taon lang para tumulong, di ko magagawa maayos ang trabaho kung hindi tayo magkaisa,” Mayor Duterte was quoted as saying during the interview.
“If we want to lift our fellowmen out of poverty, we need all hands on deck working hard and not spend the next 6 years wringing each other’s necks,” she added.
The Davao City mayor who was present during the “Run, Sara, Run” activities said that she would have to cave in to pressures but only if the opposition will consider supporting her.
“I understand where they are coming from, I, too, am anxious where we are going as a nation. I am always grateful that I have their trust and confidence,” she said.
However, her next statement puzzled television viewers as she mentioned a year that is far beyond 2022 — “I am pleading to them to please allow me to run for President in 2034, if at that time there is something I can do to help the country.”
In a related development, netizens reported that calendars urging Sara Duterte to run for president in 2022 were distributed in Banawe Street, Quezon City on the same day she was interviewed.