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DUTERTE to make sure no time is wasted up to the end of his term

Assures smooth transition

Sen. Christopher “Bong” Go said that President Rodrigo Duterte did his best in serving the country and will continue to fulfill his duty as President, making sure that no time is wasted in serving the Filipino people until the last day of his term.

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President Duterte, during his Talk to the People address on February 7, said that he has already packed his belongings so he may vacate Malacañang Palace early, with his term ending in four months.

“I am packing my things… So I should be out…by March. I won’t be here anymore by April. I won’t sleep here anymore. Wherever God will bring me, I will practice sleeping there,” said Duterte earlier.

Go said that Duterte is ensuring a smooth transition of power for the next elected top leader of the country.

Until that day comes, Go assured that the President will keep on serving the Filipino people.

DUTERTE FROWNS ON INDAY SARA FOR PRESIDENT IN 2022

“Ignore public clamor to seek presidency”

President Rodrigo Duterte has reiterated his advice to his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, not to run for the highest public office.

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DON’T RUN. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte strikes his signature pose with his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, as they prepare to head to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan for the Ceremonies of the Accession to the Throne of His Majesty Emperor Naruhito on October 22, 2019. In a television interview on Monday (Nov. 18, 2019), Duterte advised anew his daughter not to run for the highest public office. (Presidential photo of King Rodriguez)

Duterte said he did not want his daughter to go through the same experiences he currently goes through three years into his term.
“Maawa ako sa anak ko. Natikman ko na kung ano ang presidency (I pity my daughter. I have already experienced the presidency),” Duterte said in an exclusive interview with GMA News aired on 24 Oras Monday night.
“Do not believe the clamor of the people because when the water gets rough you’ll find that you’re the only one sailing the lonely sea,” he added.
In 2018, Duterte said he saw his daughter succeeding him in the near future. However, he changed his mind this year saying it would be a wise decision for her not to follow his footsteps.
Duterte previously said the presidency could both “educate” and “destroy” his eldest daughter.
Sara, who also leads a regional political party called Hugpong ng Pagbabagpo, has neither confirmed nor denied plans to seek the presidency in 2022.
Earlier, she explained that her decision to run for president will depend on the circumstances but she could make a decision by January of 2021.
Running for president required money, machinery, and guidance from God, she said.
Last May, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Sara can decide on her own about a possible presidential run.
“We know Mayor Sara has her own independent mind. We have to leave that to Mayor Sara herself,” Panelo said.
He, however, admitted that despite her father’s warning, Sara “might rise to the challenge” if there’s a clamor for her to run. (PNA)

DUTERTE TO INDAY SARA, PULONG, BASTE: STAY HUMBLE

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President Rodrigo R. Duterte has advised his children to stay humble and not to flaunt the power given to them by the people as he thanked Dabawenyos for their continued trust and confidence in the Dutertes’ capability to bring progress to the city.

“I am at a loss for words to characterize our presence here this afternoon. Akong mga anak ug ako. In terms of politics og ang gugma sa mga tawo nagpabilin sa among pamilya (My children and me. In terms of politics and the people’s love for my family remains),” the President said during the oath-taking of his younger son, Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, as the city’s vice mayor at the Session Hall of the Sangguniang Panlungsod (City Council) in Davao City on Friday.

The event was also attended by Mayor Sara Z. Duterte, 1st District Rep. Paolo Z. Duterte, and their mother Elizabeth Zimmerman. Mayor Sara and Rep. Paolo earlier held their separate oath-taking ceremonies.

Duterte said he cannot ask for more after the Dabawenyos gave them an overwhelming mandate. Sara, Paolo, and Sebastian were unopposed during the May 13 elections.

The President also reminded his children and the youth that for “as long as we do not have a clean government, for as long as corruption is there, and for as long as there is no law and order… we cannot hope to rise.”

Since it is Sebastian’s first crack at governance, the President said his younger son needs to learn. He advised him to read the rules of parliament.

“What you cannot learn is the temperament of each and every councilor,” he said.

In his speech, Duterte recalled how members of his family rose to power, starting from his father, the late governor of a then undivided Davao, Vicente Duterte, who held office in the same site of the new Sangguniang Panlungsod building. This is the same building where the old fiscal’s office was located and where President Duterte used to hold office as fiscal before he became OIC-vice mayor after the Edsa people power revolution.

The President also recalled how Davao City transformed into a progressive city from the days when he was fiscal when he handled drug cases until he was elected mayor of the city in 1988.

Duterte said he backs the political plans of his children but noted that they should give others a chance to lead.

Kasi kung ang Duterte pa rin magtakbo, I’m sure huwag lang sirain ‘yung pangalan, mananalo pa rin ‘yan (If Dutertes continue to run for office, I’m sure they will still win),” he said.

Duterte said time will come when he will tell his children to give others a chance.

“The political power of the city was or (is) in the hands of the Duterte family, starting in ’88. But if you think, Dabawenyos, that they (Sara, Paolo, and Sebastian) are not already up to it, then by all means, I suggest other leaders here to put up a strong opposition,” he said.

“(This is) so that the people will have a choice na hindi lang ang Duterte pala ang marunong (that it is not only the Dutertes who are capable). I encourage you to do that because this is a democracy,” the President said. (PNA)