Is Baste Duterte running for Mayor or Vice-Mayor of Davao City in 2019? A close friend of the presidential son drop hints on Facebook

While Baste Duterte has been aloof when asked if he is keen on running for a local post, it appears Baste is set to follow the footsteps of his siblings.

If you missed the news, Paolo Duterte has announced his retirement from politics while Inday Sara has declared his intention to run as Congresswoman of the first first congressional district of Davao City.

Doubt it? Let’s hear it from Imee Callao, a close friend of Baste Duterte, announcing it on Facebook.


DAVAO CITY—Vice Mayor Paolo ‘Pulong’ Duterte has announced his retirement from politics, but hinted to a “Carpio- Duterte” tandem will still lead the city.

This after his sister, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio told reporters here she will run as a representative of the first congressional district of Davao City.

She brushed aside a senatorial bid, saying, incumbent First District Rep. Karlo Nograles is reported to be eyeing a Senate seat.

“When Mayor Sara announced that she will file for a congressional seat in the first District, everybody’s asking me where I am going. It will still be a Carpio-Duterte tandem in the mayor and vice mayor, we are still talking to the other Dutertes, but definitely it will not be me,” he said.

He said the husband of Mayor Sara, Manases Carpio is very qualified to lead the city with his background in the law profession.

He added that talks are ongoing with the youngest of the Duterte siblings, Sebastian or Baste.

“If you will ask me where I would go, I will be going back to farming. I am planning to retire,” the vice mayor said.

Vice Mayor Duterte said he had enough of politics and wanted to focus more of his family and to his small farm at the back of his house.

He said his children have been affected by the issues thrown against him by his political enemies like Senator Antonio Trillanes.

Earlier, Vice Mayor Duterte said that his daughter, Sabina cried in front of him and his wife, January after hearing the accusations of Trillanes.

Trillanes accused Vice Mayor Duterte of being a member of an international triad involved in dealing with illegal drugs that he vehemently denied.

(Credits to Funny Pearl Gajunera/PNA)

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