Sara Duterte: Alvarez 'very dangerous, Machiavellian'

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 22 2019 12:30 AM

MANILA - Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Tuesday said she will not reconcile with Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez, whom she described as "very dangerous" and "Machiavellian."

Duterte-Carpio, in a statement, said Alvarez's offer of reconciliation was "deceiving" and "utterly lacked sincerity."

"Unknown to him, he was surreptitiously videotaped when he threatened, after his win in the recent elections in Davao del Norte, 'Ipapahiya ko si Sara'," she said.

"Alvarez was and he remains to be a very dangerous, Machiavellian individual who does not deserve peace."

Alvarez made the offer in his speech last week after he won a second term and thanked President Rodrigo Duterte and his daughter for ensuring peaceful elections in their region.

ABS-CBN News tried to reach out to Alvarez for his reaction to the allegation but he has yet to comment on the issue.

Last year, President Rodrigo Duterte said his daughter had a hand in ousting Alvarez as speaker.

Alvarez was replaced by Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo after Duterte's third State of the Nation Address.

Alvarez has said he is interested in the speakership again.

In February 2018, Duterte-Carpio slammed Alvarez and called him an "insecure fat sleaze" for allegedly calling her a part of the opposition when she formed a separate regional political party.

Alvarez, a Davao del Norte representative and stalwart of the President's party PDP-Laban, denied the Davao mayor's allegations, saying somebody might have just misheard him. - with a report from RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News