By J. Jala | 11:41 AM September 09, 2021
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said Thursday she would no longer seek a national post after her father decided to run for vice president.
Duterte-Carpio said they agreed as a family that only one between her and President Rodrigo Duterte can run for a national post in next year’s polls.
“I am not running for a national position as we both agreed only one of us will run for a national position in 2022,” Duterte-Carpio said.
Asked if her regional party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), will help PDP-Laban in next year’s elections similar to the support her party showed in 2019, Duterte-Carpio said: “No. I will not share my light this time.”
Despite this, Duterte-Carpio assured that her relationship with her father is the “same as it was before.”
“Our politics do not interfere with our familial relationship. Iba ang trabaho, iba ang pamilya. Walang personalan,” Duterte-Carpio said.
Duterte-Carpio led the list of preferred presidential candidates for the 2022 elections according to the June 2021 Pulse Asia survey. She previously said she was open to running for president.