Duterte’s daughter denies dynasty plans

City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter 28-year-old daughter Sara has denied their family is planning to build a political dynasty even as she declared she was ready to be her father’s
running mate in the May 14, 2007 elections.

The young Duterte bared her plan to run for vice mayor in an interview with
MindaNews Wednesday. But she could not give a categorical answer as to
whether her decision to run is already final.

“I’m ready to run. But for now we are still going around to continue
consulting the public,” she said.

The mayor has tested the waters for his daughter’s candidacy by
holding “public consultations” around Davao’s 184 barangays.

Sara said the move should not be interpreted as part of a plan to build a
political dynasty in the city because their fate would depend on the outcome
of the elections.

“The people have a choice whether they will vote for us. That is why we
cannot impose ourselves upon them,” she said.

“We are in a democracy where the people are assured of choosing their
candidates,” she added.


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