Former Presidential Spokesman senatorial aspirant Harry Roque announced on Monday, Nov. 15, that Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte will not be facing off against her father, President Duterte for the same position in the 2022 elections.
In a statement, Roque said that the two are on good terms.
“Ang masasabi ko lang po, nagmamahalan po ang mag-amang Rodrigo Roa Duterte at Mayor Inday Sara. Hinding-hindi po sila magbabanggaan, hinding hindi po sila maglalabanan sa kahit anong posisyon (What I can tell you is that Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Mayor Inday Sara are on good terms. They will not face each other for any government position),” Roque said.
Roque formalized his senatorial bid after filing his certificate of candidacy (COC) on the deadline set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday.
He substituted for a certain Paulo Mario Martelino under the People’s Reform Party.
“Noong naghain po tayo ng certificate of candidacy, hindi lang po si Mayor Inday Sara ang sasamahan natin. Sasamahan din po natin si Presidente Rodrigo Roa Duterte sa kanyang posisyon na tatakbuhan. Hindi po kami maghihiwalay ng aking Presidente (When I filed my COC, not only did I support Mayor Inday Sara but I will also support President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in the position that he will run for. Me and and the President will not part ways),” he stated.