DAVAO CITY—Sen. Bong Go said Saturday he believes Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio can follow in her father's footsteps amid speculations that the president's daughter will run in the 2022 elections.
"Malaki ang paniniwala ko sa liderato ni Mayor Inday Sara Duterte at kung ano man ang magiging plano niya," he said.
"Kung ano po ang aking paniniwala sa liderato ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ay ganon rin po ang aking paniniwala sa liderato ni Mayor Inday Sara."
Go said Sara carried the president's legacy of public service in Davao City, where Duterte served as local chief executive for 2 decades.
"Nakita niyo naman po kung paano nila dinala ang Davao," he said.
"I've known his father for the past 21 years at nakita ko rin po pano ang pamamalakad ni Mayor Inday Sara—equally napakamagaling, nirerespeto at very honest. Mas estrikto lang po si Mayor Sara," he added.
Sara said Friday she would "pray for wisdom" on whether or not she would seek her father's post in 2022.
"Siguro para hindi tayo magkamali (to avoid mistakes), we should pray for wisdom on how to go about it and how to decide," she said on Pastor Apollo Quiboloy's "Give Us This Day" program.
"Everything is easier if it is the plan of God, so I think before I think about that, I should ask God first if is this for me," she added.
Sara earlier said she intended to serve as Davao City mayor for 3 successive terms.—With a report from Claire Cornelio, ABS-CBN News