By: Elena Grace Flores
Duterte insists daughter Sara not running for president in 2022
Duterte would Pity Sara in the Hands of Trillanes
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that he would pity Sara if she runs for President. He then laments that Trillanes did not even spare his 16-year-old daughter, Kitty. The former senator accuses the teenager as a drug lord. This was during the 2016 election campaign period.
Duterte’s Ally for Continuity
The President’s drug war is very controversial. The men in uniform would need the next leader’s support to continue clearing up the country from high-profile criminals. They urged the president to let an ally run to preserve his mandate in this arena. Or else, the armed forces of the Philippines would be in a very difficult situation. Senator Bong Go or Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio were named as examples.
Alliance with the Marcoses
The president has a strong alliance with the Marcoses. Particularly Senator Imee and Bongbong Marcos. The latter is definitely running for te executive office in 2022. This creates speculations why Duterte is critical of VP Leni Robredo. Would it be Bongbong-Inday Sara this coming elections? If so, Trillanes’ next target could be Marcos.