Sara Duterte: Alvarez treats me poorly because I am a woman


Posted at Mar 03 2018 05:34 AM | Updated as of Oct 25 2018 09:22 PM

The feud between Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez seems far from over.

The President's feisty daughter on Friday took another swipe against his father's chief ally in the lower House.

During the 19th Women Summit in Davao City, Duterte-Carpio said Alvarez bullied her because she is a woman.

"Gi-easy-easy ko niya because feeling nako kay tungod kay babae ko," she said.

(He treats me poorly because I am a woman.)

"Sa tan-aw nako, kung lalaki ko, magduha-duha siguro siya ug atraka."

(If only I am a man, he would think twice before criticizing me.)

"Because babae, he felt siguro na dili ko mobohagay sa akong gibati sa iyang paglibak sa ako."

(Because I am a woman, he thought I would not react on what he's b***** about.)

She earlier slammed Alvarez for allegedly calling her a part of the opposition when she formed a separate regional political party. 

She dropped expletives on the House speaker in social media posts, telling Alvarez he has "messed with the wrong girl." 

During her speech on Friday, Duterte-Carpio said she wanted to make another tirade against Alvarez through social media, but she held back after the House Speaker reportedly gave in on their supposed spat.

"Di ba surrender na ka?" she said.

(I thought you had backed down?)

"Ngano pagmata lagi nako karong buntag, ikaw pa man gihapon ang Speaker? Hawa na dinha!)

(But when I woke up today, why are you still the House Speaker? Step down!)

Alvarez has yet to comment on Duterte-Carpio's latest statements.

Meanwhile, the Davao City Mayor also came to her father's defense over President Rodrigo Duterte's remark about shooting female communist rebels in their genitals.

The president's language, she said, turns different when he is on stage.

"Pero dili na siya ana pag wala na ang mic," she said.

(He is not like that when he doesn't have the microphone.)

Duterte-Carpio said her father is respectful to her and her mother's opinions.

Her father was responsible for the passage of the Women's Code in Davao City in 1997.

"Di iyan siya lalakad o di siya makagalaw na walang babae," she said

(He couldn't act alone without a woman by his side.)

"Kung puwede lang na subuan siya publicly sa kanyang kasintahan, nagpasubo na iyan."

(If only he can be fed by his girlfriend in public, he will do it.) - report from Claire Cornelio, ABS-CBN News