President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday said that his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is unlikely to run for president in 2022.
“If I know Inday, hindi ’yan tatakbo ng pagka-presidente,” Duterte said in a speech during a PDP-Laban campaign rally in Bacolod City. The President dispelled persistent talks that her daughter was being groomed for the post, saying Duterte-Carpio simply wants to “shake the tree.”
“Wise ’yan si Inday. She just wants to shake the tree and get rid of the dry leaves and everything. Hindi ako papayag na tatakbo,” he added.
Duterte-Carpio is leading the administration-backed regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago, which has been touring the country to campaign for its senatorial slate in the May 13 elections.