Published: Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Sara Duterte Will Run for President in 2022 to Succeed Her Father – Trillanes

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will run for president in 2022. That’s according to Senator Antonio Trillanes who says this is the only way President Rodrigo Duterte can hold on to power.

Trillanes, a very vocal critic of the president and the Duterte family, cited ‘information and analysis’ of the current political situation for his bold prediction. Duterte has other options, of course, like charter change or martial law, said the senator. But if these don’t materialize, Sara Duterte is his last hope and Rodrigo Duterte will ‘push’ her to succeed him.

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“‘Pag di natuloy ‘yan, wala na siyang magagawa [kundi] option C niya ay itutulak niya si Sara Duterte bilang pangulo sa 2022, pero ang unang hakbang niyan ay itulak siya para senador sa 2019,” said the opposition senator.

Trillanes’ prediction is not too far-fetched. After all, Sara succeeded her father in Davao City.

There is speculation, though, that Sara Duterte will run for a lower elective post in 2019. Recent surveys for senator have placed Sara among the top choices.