GINGOOG City, Misamis Oriental – Hugpong ng Pagbabago founder and chairman Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte suspects that she is the real target of the people behind the video of a certain Bikoy talking about the drug trade.
Mayor Duterte said she learned from reliable sources that the third video will link her husband Atty. Manases Carpio.
The first video a certain Bikoy is shown claiming Sara’s brother Paolo Duterte is getting a monthly payola of P25 million from an international drug syndicate using a dummy account under the name of Mayor Sara’s brother-in-law Waldo Carpio.
A second video linked the youngest among the Duterte siblings, Kitty Duterte, whom Bikoy identified as Veronica Salvador, to drugs alleging she is also getting money from drug syndicate.
According to Mayor Sara, the real target of the revelation could be probably her because of her possible presidential bid in 2022.
“Actually pinanood ko yung videos, sabi niya, marami siyang episodes. I think it’s not the President ang target siraan. It’s not the President because he’s already the president.
”The only way to remove him is through impeachment.
Nakikita ninyo ang mga taong binabanggit nila doon: is my brother who is connected to me; my sister who is connected to me; an associate lawyer who is connected to me; and it is my brother in law who is connected to me. In the next episode, it’s my husband who is connected to me.
“So it’s not the President ang target,” Mayor Sara stressed.
Asked if she is the one she replied, “Yun yung nakikita ko kasi bakit mo naman yun ilalabas yun against a president, dapat nilabas mo yun nung tumatakbo siya. When he was not president. Ngayong nakaupo siyang president, the only way to remove a sitting president is through impeachment... And of course, patayin mo.”
However, Mayor Sara said she is not bothered by the video because its claims are all lies and fabricated.
She also connected this black propaganda to the elections since most of the administration candidates have more chances of winning in May.
“Hindi naman ako bothered, kasi alam ko naman na hindi totoo …they cannot get to me.
”Ako lumaki ako sa politics. My father has been mayor of Davao City since 1987. So, it’s not new sa amin ang mga ganyan especially kapag dumadating ang election season. Sanay na kami sa ganyan and the best thing kapag dumadating ang mga ganyan is to ignore it,” she told reporters in an interview after the campaign sortie here.
Mayor Sara together with some Mindanaoan politicians formed the regional party HNP to help President Duterte.