Sara remains firm on decision not to run for presidency in 2022

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio apologized to her supporters for her decision not to run for the presidency in 2022 as she wishes to continue to serve as mayor.

Duterte-Carpio made her statement on Wednesday evening, October 6, through her official Facebook page, two days before the last day of the filing of certificate of candidacy (COC).

“Masakit din para sa aking damdamin na sana’y magpaubaya sa mga kaibigan na hindi ko maibigay ang gusto ninyo,” the mayor wrote in her post.

She added that she needed to finish her last term as mayor before she would serve in another position.

“Madami sa inyo ang nasasaktan, sumama ang loob at nawalan ng pag-asa pero puwede pa rin tayo magtulungan para sa ating bayan, di kailangan ng position, di kailangan ng tayo ay Pangulo upang makatulong,” Duterte-Carpio said.

The mayor, in her previous statements, had insisted that she won’t be running for the presidency after her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, accepted the nomination of PDP-Laban Cusi faction to be the party’s vice presidential candidate.

However, Duterte withdrew his plan, and instead, his long time aide, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go will be running for the said position during the COC filing in Pasay City on Saturday, October 2.

The President, in an ambush interview, even said that the “Sara-Go” tandem could happen.

Duterte-Carpio’s supporters, however, continue to call on the mayor to run for presidency in the elections next year.

SunStar Davao

SunStar Davao

SunStar Davao is Davao City's most sought after community content provider in both print and online. It is part of the SunStar news network in the Philippines. Sun.Star Davao started as a bi-weekly newspaper Peryodiko Dabaw in December 1985 by Elpidio G. Damaso as the so-called alternative press during the end days of the Marcos dictatorship. It started publishing five times a week the following year and was relaunched as Ang Peryodiko Dabaw on September 7, 1987, marking the entry of new investors and its use of desktop publishing, while its Davao City competitors were still using letterpress.

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