Duterte’s choice: Inday Sara for Mayor in 2016

BY ROGER M. BALANZA

inday front pic picIs Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte prepping up for the 2016 race to Malacanang?

     This question has been making the rounds as Duterte said of late that he wants daughter Sara “Inday” Duterte-Carpio to be the next City Mayor.

          Inday Sara, married to lawyer Mans Carpio, was Vice Mayor from 2007 to 2010 and City Mayor from 2010 to 2013. She did not seek reelection after a single term but has not closed the doors on a return to politics.

     Speculations are rife that Duterte leaving the mantle of local political leadership of the Dutertes to Inday Sara in 2016, is a sign the mayor could be preparing for a higher position in the next election.

     Duterte is being pushed to run for President in 2016 but he hasp3 (1) persistently said he is not interested in the top post.

     An ongoing signature campaign to convince him to run has already netted more than 10 million signatures.   

Duterte has said he wants to retire by 2016 and disowned the “Duterte for President Movement,”  the group spearheading a signature to convince him to run.

The group said it has netted nationwide more than 10 million signatures to convince Duterte to run.

I intend to retire, that’s why I’m asking Inday to run as mayor again, he said.

Duterte said Inday Sara proved herself to be a leader when she was the city mayor.

Some quarters say Duterte opting to see Inday Sara taking his place in 2016 meant he could be clearing an obstacle for a presidential run by not seeking a mayoral reelection.

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