Duterte reveals daughter Sara wanted to resign as Davao mayor

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 19 2017 10:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday revealed that his daughter, Sara Duterte, attempted to resign from her post as Davao City mayor.

Speaking to the Filipino community in Nay Pyi Daw in Myanmar, Duterte said his daughter submitted a resignation letter on July 1, or a day after she took her oath as city mayor.

"Ayaw na kasi magtakbo 'yan eh. Ayaw na talaga niya. Sabi niya, nababastos lang ako sa pagka-mayor ko, wala naman ako nakukuha," he said.

"Na-pressure siya. Marami nang pumasok. Na-pressure siya kaya tumakbo," Duterte added.

The President then revealed that his daughter submitted her resignation letter.

"June 30 kami nag-oath, lahat ng public officials. Alam mo pagka-July 1, nag-file ng resignation," Duterte said.

"Sabi niya, maghanap ka na ng mayor mo," he added.

According to Duterte, he will not leave Davao City behind so as not to waste his efforts in developing the city.

"Talagang hindi ako papayag na maiwan ko ang Davao. Sayang ang ipinagod ko," he said.

The elder Duterte served as Davao City mayor for more than two decades, while Sara first served as mayor from 2010 to 2013.