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Duterte's Political Adviser Says Sara Duterte Can Become The Next President

Duterte’s Political Adviser Says Sara Duterte Can Become The Next President

| On 28, Sep 2017

If a housewife became the president, what more a lawyer and an experienced politician?

This is the reasoning of Chief Presidential Legal Adviser Salvador Panelo said pertaining to presidential daughter and Davao City mayor Sara “Inday” Duterte-Carpio.

In a press conference, Panelo said the traits of Inday is graver than her father and therefore can become the next president.

“Pwede siyang maging presidente, kung ako ang tatanungin mo. Pareho ng ugali ng tatay niya e. Mas matindi pa nga e,” said Panelo.

This issue was brought up because of last Friday, where President Duterte said as of the current, he can’t think of a person who will succeed him for the highest position in the land than his daughter. He said she is a strong woman and “not a bigot.”

The president recalled that his daughter junked the P49-billion reclamation project of the Mega Harbour POrt Development Inc., which he signed a year before.

Panelo said former president Cory Aquino became the president despite she’s only a housewife. Duterte-Carpio, on the other hand, is a lawyer and a mayor.

“Si Cory Aquino naging presidente, housewife lang. Bakit naman itong lawyer, abogado, mayor, hindi puwede? Matapang pa. Incorruptible din,” said Panelo.

Panelo explained that Duterte-Carpio never wanted to become a politician. She was only forced to run as mayor of Davao during the 2016 elections because her father will not run for the presidency if she won’t run.

“Ayaw na ayaw niya na maging pulitiko. Pinilit lang talaga siya kasi hindi tatakbo si Presidente,” Panelo said.

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