Duterte says daughter Sara won't seek national post

Dharel Placido, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 01 2018 04:18 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte extends his hand to his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who showed a gesture of respect to her father after he delivered his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 23, 2018. Toto Lozano, Malacanang Photo/file

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said his daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, won’t seek a national post.

“Okay ako, wala akong problema. Ang anak ko, si Inday, I can tell you I know her. Hindi magtatakbo ‘yan ng national. Ganun lang ‘yan,” Duterte said in a speech during the 68th National Security Council and 69th National Intelligence Coordinating Agency founding anniversary celebration in Pasay City.

Duterte made this statement as he stressed anew that he now favors a law banning political dynasties.

Duterte-Carpio has been coy about her plans for the 2019 elections.

She had previously said she will seek reelection as Davao City mayor in order to continue her priority projects in the city.

Duterte-Carpio landed in the 3rd-5th places in a recent senatorial poll conducted by Pulse Asia, with 46.2 of respondents saying they would vote for her.