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‘Unless you are driven by patriotism’: Duterte discourages daughter Sara to run for highest public office

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday reiterated his advice to his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, not to run for president in 2022.

“Sabi ko sa anak ko, kay Inday, ‘Day, p***** i** ‘wag mong pasukin ‘yang trabaho na ‘yan’. Puwera gaba lang, huwag naman sana masamain ninyo. Sabi ko, magtrabaho ka diyan? Wala kang makuha unless gusto mong mamera, ah kaya. Pero kung sabihin mo magtrabaho ka lang presidente? Susmaryosep,” Duterte said in his speech in Jolo, Sulu.

The presidency, he added, is a thankless job.

“Suweldo mo 194,000. Ang ibang generals dito mas malaki pa sa suweldo ko, totoo lang. Sinabi ko kay Inday ‘wag kang mag-presidente unless you see something na kaya mo para gawain mo sa bayan. Pero if just a matter of ambition, lay off. Wala ka talagang makuha diyan, pagod lang,” according to Duterte.

“Unless you are driven by patriotism. O ‘yan, kung gusto mo talaga mag-service sa bayan mo. Kaya sabi ko sa kanya in English they say, ‘if you cannot stand the heat in the kitchen, get out’,” he also said.

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