By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
GINGOOG CITY, Misamis Oriental – Davao City Sara Duterte said she might be the real target of the videos linking her family members and co-workers in the illegal drug trade.
In an interview in Gingoog City, Mayor Duterte said the YouTube video of a alias Bikoy was not directed to destroy her father, President Rodrigo Duterte but rather to weaken her image since the personalities being tagged in the video entitled “Ang Totoong Narcolist” are connected to her.
“Yun yung nakikita ko (na ako ang tunay na target nila),” said Duterte right after Hugpong ng Pagbabago’s (HNP) proclamation rally inside the A.S. Lugod Gymansium.
Among the personalities tagged by the anonymous person in the video were Mayor Duterte’s siblings former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte and Veronica “Kitty” Duterte as well her brother-in-law, Agriculture Asec. Waldo Carpio, and her law firm partner, Atty. Elijah Manuel Pepito.
“Nakikita ninyo ang mga taong binabanggit nila doon? It’s my brother who is connected to me; my sister who is connected to me; it’s an associate lawyer who is connected to me; and it is my brother-in-law who is connected to me,” the Davao City mayor said.
In the first episode of the video, alias Bikoy accused the former Davao City vice mayor of being a bigtime drug lord and his back tattoo was the proof that he was part of a large-scale drug syndicate.
Alias Bikoy also mentioned that Asec. Carpio was being used by the Presidential son as his dummy to hide his earnings from the illegal drug trade. The official of the Department of Agriculture was also allegedly involved in extorting ride-sharing operators.
Meanwhile in the second episode, the anonymous host stressed that the President’s common-law wife, Honeylet Avanceña was allegedly using her daughter Veronica “Kitty” Duterte and Atty. Pepito as her dummies for her earnings in the alleged illegal business of the Duterte family.
According to the Mayor Duterte, she recently received a reliable information that the next chapter of the supposed slanderous video will focus on her husband, Atty. Manases Carpio.
She explained that shewas not affected by those kind of smear campaign against her family especially that the campaign season already reached its crucial final stretch.
“Hindi naman ako bothered… kasi alam ko naman na hindi totoo. Is that just they cannot get to me,” said Duterte.