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Duterte still opposed to Sara running for president, undecided on VP bid

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he was still against his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte running for president in Eleksyon 2022 to spare her from the "vagaries of politics."

In his Talk to the People, Duterte said Sara should "run some other time."

"My stand is that I am against really the candidacy of my daughter. I want her spared from the vagaries of politics," Duterte said when told of Sara saying she was already open to a presidential candidacy.

He said opposition leaders former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Senator Leila De Lima had done nothing but criticize their opponenrs.

Duterte added that the vice presidential bid which he said he was considering was only meant to scare off his political opponents.

"Pantakot ko lang sa kanila 'yan. Let us see if it is good for the country, I will do it. If it does not contribute anything to the republic, 'wag na lang," Duterte said.

Duterte said he would rather that Trillanes and De Lima win the elections next year.

"I would rather na ibigay ang gobyerno sa kanila. Let them win. I wish them luck.  Para kanila na 'tong gobyerno at gawin nila gusto nilang gawin," Duterte said.

"I would rather na kung sila-sila na lang ang patakbuhin at sila ay manalo. Nagdadasal ako niyan para makita nila kung paano nila patakbuhin ang gobyerno," he added.

"Tapos after all your pagod mo, walang katapusan na batikos because they can never be satisfied," Duterte said. —NB, GMA News