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Duterte discourages Sara from seeking presidency: Sakit ‘yan ng ulo, tatanda ka lang!

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President Rodrigo Duterte does not want his eldest daughter, Davao City mayor Sara Duterte, to run for president even though she’s emerging as a force to be reckoned with in national politics.

In a speech in Batangas on April 17, Duterte complained about the paltry pay he receives considering the responsibilities his office entails.

“Sakripisyo ka lang diyan. Kakaliit ng sweldo ng p****** i** tapos ganon ang sakripisyo mo. Wala kang tulog gabi-gabi,” he said. “Alam mo ang pirmahan ko pa to go? There are 10,000 signatures. Sa appointment lang 6,000. Kaya ang kamay ko man — nanigas na ganon. Hindi na makahawak ng kutsara.”

Despite saying that Sara will not run for president, Duterte added that he also actively discourages his daughter from seeking the presidency.

‘Yan ang sabi ko kay Inday. Susmaryosep. Takbo ka ng presidente, assuming manalo ka. Naghahanap ka lang ng sakit ng ulo, tatanda ka diyan,” he said.

Duterte said he also told Sara that she will be facing a great amount of scrutiny in case she becomes President.

“[S]abi ko kay Inday, ‘huwag kang tumakbo.’ Anong makuha mo? You serve the nation tapos ‘yang kung mag-insulto itong mga p**** i** mga pera-pera lang… Eh kung wala ka mang pera pangbigay diyang mga… Huwag kayong maniwala diyan Philippine Investigative. Sus,” he said, referring to the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.

The group recently published a series of reports questioning the rise in the wealth of Duterte and his family in recent years. It said there were also inconsistencies in the declaration of their business interests in the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth of the President and his children who are in government, namely, Sara and former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte.

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