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Duterte endorses Sara as successor: Kung wala kayo makuha presidente, ‘yan ang kunin ninyo

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Barely a year into his six-year term, President Rodrigo Duterte is looking forward to 2022 and who will continue his war on drugs and corruption.

In a speech Thursday, Duterte endorsed his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, as the best person to fill his shoes and carry his war with the same attitude and relentlessness as him.

“You know my daughter? The one who mauled the sheriff. Iyong binugbog niya yung sheriff na ganon ‘yung babae na iyan. But kung wala na kayong makuha na ibang presidente, iyan ang kunin ninyo,” said Duterte.

“Patay lahat. Ubos iyan. Noon drug pusher lang baka pati botika owner diyan patay na. Ibang klaseng ang babae na ‘yan,” he added.

Duterte said it was her daughter who convinced him to run for president in 2016 after she agreed to take over his seat as Davao City mayor.

“I was supposed to retire. Ang problem my daughter would not run for mayor. Kung hindi siya tumakbo ng mayor hindi talaga ako mag-presidente. Until my last term then, pa-retire na ako. But at the last… She was the one who wrote me publicly not to run because I will just be used by, you know, politicians. But when she said, ‘you run’ and she agreed to,” said Duterte.

Duterte said he was worried that the drug problem would worsen if wimp of a president would take his place.

“Four million na ngayon (ang drug addicts). Ilan pa ang madagdag? Another two? Or if you have a President who is a son of a bitch, another four, another four, in 10 years’ time, you’ll have a nation of parang walking dead,” said Duterte.