- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte said she doesn’t want her name included in surveys of presidential bets
- She said it’s not the right time to talk about the 2022 national elections as the country continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic
- Earlier, a Pulse Asia survey ranked the mayor as the leading presidential bet followed by Senator Grace Poe and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte wants her name removed from surveys’ list of presidential bets.
After Inday Sara ranked first in the recent Pulse Asia survey, she went on to ask pollsters to exclude her from similar surveys in the future. She commented that as the country continues to face the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 national elections is “farthest from the minds of many Filipinos.”
The mayor said it is best we should exert of efforts on surviving from the effects of the pandemic
“We focus, firmly, on how to survive the economic and humanitarian crisis still in front of us,” she said on GMA.
“We continue to battle the effects of COVID-19 on our people and our country. Nevertheless, I respectfully suggest to survey organizations to remove my name from the choices,” she added
In the recent national Pulse Asia survey, Inday Sara ranked first in the possible 2022 presidential bets ranked first with a 26 percent rating. The second place was tied between Senator Grace Poe and former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. who both rated 14%.
Meanwhile, the Office of the Vice President seems to echo the same sentiment of Mayor Sara. The OVP released a statement agreeing that it’s too early to talk about politics after Leni Robredo ranked sixth in the survey. OVP spokesman Barry Gutierrez said, “Masyado pang maaga para sa pamumulitika at pakikipag-gitgitan para sa eleksyon.”