‘LEAVE ME ALONE’ | Mayor Duterte hits Trillanes for claiming she seeks presidency
6 months ago
June 13, 2018 – Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte slammed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for claiming she will run for the presidency in the 2022 elections.
Trillanes reportedly claimed in a forum that President Rodrigo Duterte eyes to remain in power by pushing his daughter to run for a higher post in the country.
He said the president’s other options are imposing a nationwide martial law and pursue a charter change.
“Leave me alone, Senator Trillanes. The last time a person irked me, I made sure to make it difficult for him to bring me down and Speaker Boy Nograles lost that election and was a billion pesos poorer,” the mayor said.
She also threatened the senator that he and his friends will lose billions if he would continue with his allegations.
“Leave me in peace in Davao City or else you and your friends will spend more than a billion in the 2022 Presidential elections just to make me insignificant. Let me repeat, do not bother me and my slot will be available for a yellow senator for the 2019 elections,” she said.
The mayor also left a warning to Trillanes, who is a staunch critic of the President.
“I have been described as heartless by my mother, please do not anger me so that you may remain relevant for the future generation,” she added.
Trillanes, meanwhile, dismissed the mayor’s warning and said he was only stating a “fact.”
“Parang si Duterte lang ‘yan nag-iinarte, ginagaya ‘yan ni Bong Go kasi gusto ng mga botante ang drama. Makikita mo na simula’t sapul nanloloko na sila,” the senator said.
Trillanes also said the mayor should not worry about him in the presidential race, since Duterte’s allies themselves would compete against her for the top post.
“Hindi ako ‘yung poproblemahin ni Sara, ang makakalaban niya diyan [presidential elections] ay mismong mga kakampi ni Duterte.”
“Sinabi niya [Duterte] sa’kin dati sa Davao na susuportahan nila ako noong 2013, pero noong lumabas ang sample ballot wala ang pangalan ko. Kaya makikita mo talaga hindi mo mapagkakatiwalaan ang salita niya,” he added.