Duterte to daughter Sara on 2022 presidential bid: Run some other time

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 12) – President Rodrigo Duterte again advised his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to reconsider her rumored 2022 presidential plans, saying he wants to protect her from political opponents.

"My stand is I am against really the candidacy of my daughter. I want her spared from the vagaries of politics dito sa Pilipinas, lalo na itong mga (here in the Philippines, especially) personalities around in the likes of Trillanes, De Lima," Duterte said in his weekly national address on Monday.

Duterte was referring to his administration's fiercest critics -- former Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and detained Sen. Leila de Lima.

The President sarcastically wished for Trillanes and De Lima to win if they decide to run in the 2022 elections.

"They can no longer be appeased for anything, they are also hungry for power. I wish that they would run and win so that we can see how they will run the government," said Duterte.

Duterte added that his recent statements about considering a vice presidential bid next year were ony made to threaten his political rivals.

"If it is good for the country, let's do it. If it will not contribute to the country, huwag na lang (never mind)," he said.

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In the address, Duterte again discouraged his daughter from running for a higher office in the next polls, saying it is not the appropriate time.

"Run some other time. Mabastos ka lang. (You will just be treated rudely.) As a father, I would not want that to happen to my daughter," said Duterte.

In a closed-door meeting with Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia last July 9, the Davao City mayor had indicated that she was already "open" to seeking the presidency. 

In his previous speeches, the Duterte patriarch had repeatedly discouraged his daughter from vying for the highest post in the land.