By: Elena Grace Flores
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Sara Duterte alleges ‘massive fraud’ in 2016 elections, calls Robredo ‘fake VP’
Mayor Sara Backs Bongbong Marcos’ Claim
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, calls Vice President (VP) Leni Robredo a “fake VP.” She also alleges that there was massive fraud during the 2016 elections where her father also won as president. Duterte-Carpio backs the claim of Bongbong Marcos who confronts Robredo with an electoral protest. Despite the pandemic, the Marcos loyalists continue to call on the PET to take action.
Mayor Sara’s calling Robredo a fake VP indicates her common ground with Marcos’ claim of fraud against Robredo. Like her father, she has close relations with the daughter of the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ daughter, Senator Imee Marcos. The older Marcos is sure that the mayor can be a good President if elections are held today. However, she also understands that she loves Davao and her family is the main priority.
Vice Presidential Bet
The mayor constantly declares during interviews that she is not for national elections. However, she once hints that she might run for Vice President. The BBM-Duterte Carpio tandem can certainly happen. Surprisingly, many social media groups campaign for the idea. This is a positive hope for people who are slowly adapting to the new normal. Vibrant leaders are indeed a must to put the crisis behind the nation’s progress!