Amid rumors that his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will run for the Philippine presidency in 2022, President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday said the presidency was not for women.
“My daughter inuudyok naman nila, sabi ko, ‘My daughter is not running,'” the president said during the inauguration of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project.
Duterte said he had advised his daughter not to pursue presidency and follow in his footsteps.
“I have told Inday not to run kasi naaawa ako sa dadaanan niya na dinaanan ko. Hindi ito pambabae,” he said.
“Alam mo, the emotional setup of a woman and a man is totally different. Maging g*** ka dito. So iyon ang — that is the sad story,” he added.
The Philippines has had two female presidents in history—Corazon Aquino from 1986 to 1992 and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from 2001 to 2010.
Results of a Pulse Asia survey on the 2022 presidential elections found that Duterte-Carpio was preferred by 26 percent of Filipinos.
Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr., Sen. Grace Poe, Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso and Sen. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao were the other frontrunners.
Duterte also claimed he would not seek a term extension.
“Akala nila term extension. My God. Maski ibigay mo sa akin on a silver platter, maski ibigay mo sa akin libre another 10 years, sabihin ko sa iyo, p***** i** mo, iyo na lang ‘yan, tapos na ako,” he said.
The next presidential elections are slated for May 2022. John Ezekiel J. Hirro