Sara: ‘Tibay ng puso’ to serve Filipinos

May 2, 2022 Ryan Ponce Pacpaco 138 views

LAKAS-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte will bank on her “tibay ng puso” to deliver on the needs of Filipinos moving forward should she become victorious on May 9.

Duterte served as the guest on Net 25’s “Sa Ganang Mamamayan” Monday where she was interviewed by host Sen. Francis Tolentino.

Tolentino asked the survey frontrunner what she thinks her “greatest character or value or asset” would make her the best vice president in the country’s history.

“Modesty aside?” he asked, knowing that the 43-year-old Duterte is never the type to brag about herself.

“I would not say na I will be the best vice president that our country will ever have, we will let history be the judge of that,” said the presidential daughter.

“Pero ‘yung nasa akin po talaga, at lagi kong sinasabi na sa ating lahat, Sen., is yung ‘tibay ng puso’ ko bilang Pilipino. Matibay talaga ang puso ko, Sen.,” said Duterte, who participated in the program virtually.

But what does she mean by “tibay ng puso”? According to the Lakas-CMD and regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) chairperson, she would “move mountains” to get a task done.

This would certainly be for the benefit of Filipinos, given her consistent calls amid the campaign period for economic recovery and individual protection from coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19).

“I’m not the best, I’m not the brightest, I’m not the most brilliant candidate out there. Pero kung may ipapagawa ka sa akin I will move mountains para ma-deliver ‘yan sa iyo. So ‘yan po yung nasa akin and of course nasa ating lahat mga Pilipino,” she said.

Duterte is a multi-term Davao mayor who managed to clear the city’s P1-billion debt. Now, Davao is the eighth richest city in the Philippines.

Tolentino co-hosted the program with veteran broadcasters Nelson Luban and Gen Subardiaga.