Sara denies substitution talk
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio shut down rumors that she will substitute for former Special Assistant to
President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go in the 2019 senatorial race.
“Dili oi, no, no, no,” Duterte-Carpio firmly said when asked about the issue at the sidelines of the Davao Light and
Aboitiz Foundation’s Lineman’s Training Center and EIM Laboratory turnover ceremony held at the Technical Education
and Skills Development Authority Davao regional office (Tesda 11) in Buhisan, Tibungco Friday, October 26.
“When substitution, pwede lang siya if you’ve come from the same party. I am not a member of PDP, therefore,
I cannot substitute for a PDP member, di ba?” she argued.
Hence, the substitution issue turned out as the general population’s supposition that the woman chairman
would keep running for a senatorial post in the 2019 midterm decisions.
However, when the recording of the Certificate of Candidacy came and she petitioned for re-appointment, a few
people assumed that the woman chairman will substitute for Go in the senatorial race.
In the mean time, Go clarified why he is running for senatorial post: “I accept there is a requirement for tapang at malasakit in the Senate.”
Meanwhile, representative Aquilino Pimentel III said on October 11 that Go is incorporated into the senatorial slate of the decision PDP-Laban.