President Rodrigo Duterte said that there are people who are urging his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte to run for president in the 2022 elections to replace him in the Palace.
“My daughter, inuudyok naman nila, sabi ko ‘My daughter is not running.’ I have told Inday not to run kasi naaawa ako sa dadaanan niya na dinaanan [ko],” Duterte said at the inauguration of the official opening of Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 held in Quezon City.
Duterte stressed that the president’s position is not for a woman because of the weight of the responsibility to lead the country.
“Hindi ito pambabae. Alam mo the emotional set-up of a woman and a man is totally different. Maging gago ka dito,” he said.
Historically, two women have been presidents – Corazon Aquino from 1986 to 1992, and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from 2001 to 2010.
She also came in second as the most preferred vice presidential bet, just one point behind Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.
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According to Pulse Asia’s November 2020 Ulat sa Bayan, 26% or 2,400 respondents, they would support Duterte-Carpio if the presidential elections would be conducted between November 23 and December 2.
Meanwhile, the survey also showed that 16% of the respondents would support Duterte’s eldest child should she run for vice president. Mayor Isko led the most preferred bets for vice presidency with 17%.
Following Sara Duterte on the most preferred presidential bet are former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Sen. Grace Poe, who both garnered 14 percent of the respondents.
BluPrint.PH and its Singapore-based partner on Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence’s survey in December also included Sara Duterte in the list of 16 potential presidential candidates for the 2022 national and local polls.
Also included were Vice President Leni Robredo, Senators Manny Pacquiao, Risa Hontiveros, Bong Go, and Grace Poe, businessman Ramon Ang, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, former House Speaker Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano, Senate President Tito Sotto, Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla, Sen. Pia Cayetano, former Senators Bongbong Marcos and Manny Villar, Leyte Rep.Lucy Torres-Gomez, and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.