Sara Duterte to Trillanes: 'Leave me alone'

Edith Regalado (The Philippine Star) - June 14, 2018 - 12:00am

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Saying she could make life hard for people who caught her ire, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has warned Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to leave her alone.

“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,” Carpio said in her posts on Facebook and Instagram in reaction to the statement of Trillanes that President Duterte would push her to run for president in 2022.

“President Duterte imagines you will be shot. On the other hand, I will make sure you are alive and in pain. I have been described as heartless by my mother. Please do not anger me so that you may remain relevant for the future generation. And you should listen to my mother,” she added.

Carpio cited the case of former speaker Prospero Nograles who ran against her for mayor in 2010.

“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,” she said.

“Like Speaker (Pantaleon) Alvarez, my advice to you is not to think of me, speak of my name, not even a whisper of Inday Sara from your ugly lips,” Carpio said. 

The mayor said Trillanes should stop bothering her “and my slot will be available for a yellow senator for the 2019 elections.”

Trillanes said the President ordered Carpio to run for higher office to keep their family in power and save Duterte from prosecution when he steps down from office.

“I am saying this as a matter of fact. They can deny it all they want. We all know that Pinoys enjoy a little drama,” Trillanes told a press briefing. – Marvin Sy

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