sara duterte

Sara speaks up

August 25, 2021 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 765 views

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte on Wednesday bared that she was asked by President Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte to support the tandem of Sen. Bong Go and Duterte or pick the senator as her running mate should she decide to run for president in 2022.

“I would like first to apologize to my mother for this statement. Second, I ask the nation to read my message from the point of view of a politician and nothing else,” Sara said on her Facebook post on Wednesday.

“The President, very recently, personally confirmed to me that he will run for Vice President and Senator Go as President. It was not a pleasant event,” Sara revealed.

“I was left with two letters endorsed to me by the President for consideration – one note explained why I should endorse the Go-Duterte tandem and the other suggested that I take in Senator Go as my vice president,” she said.

But Sara said “I strongly suggest to the President and Senator Go own up publicly their decision to run as a tandem.”

“If they can confirm it privately, then I do not see the reason why they cannot be candid about it to the public,” Sara said. “I respectfully advise them to stop talking about me and make me the reason for them running or not running.”


Sara hit Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel and Ronwald Munsayac for blaming her for the ongoing rift inside the ruling Partido Demokratikong Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

“Senator Pimentel and Mr. Ronwald Munsayac should stop blaming me for the sad state of their political party. It is not my fault that no one among you is a leader worthy of the respect of the majority,” Sara said.

“Do not blame me for the sitcom that your party has been reduced to,” she added.

“I am not a ‘Last Two Minutes’ person. I think, I organize, and I implement accordingly. In the meantime, I refuse to be a political punching bag for a party in complete disarray,” she ended.