VICE PRESIDENT Sara Duterte said her brother, Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte’s call for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to resign was made out of “brotherly love.”
Mayor Baste challenged PBBM to do his job and the demands of his position or step down from his post during the Hakbang ng Maisug Leaders Forum in Grand Men Seng Hotel, a prelude to the prayer rally on Jan. 28.
However, the vice president stated in a Facebook post on Jan. 29 that she has not spoken with her brother yet.
“I can only surmise that Mayor Sebastian Duterte is coming from a place of brotherly love, coupled with the common sentiment that I do not deserve the despicable treatment that I am receiving from some sectors within the circle of the President,” she said.
Sara said she takes heart the confidence of the Filipino people in her ability to perform amid controversies.
“Kasama ng tiwalang ito, ang tiwalang kakayanin ko ang anumang atake, black propaganda, paninirang-puri, at iba pang mga hamon na ibabato sa aking pagkatao (Along with this trust is my ability to bear all the attacks, black propaganda, defamation, and other aspersions cast on my character),” she said.
“Hindi man madali, patuloy akong kumukuha ng lakas at inspirasyon sa tiwalang ibinibigay sa akin ng ating mga kababayan (Although it’s not easy, I will continue to take strength and inspiration from the faith entrusted to me by our people),” VP Duterte added.
Contrary to the expectations of the crowd, the vice president did not touch on her brother’s remarks during her speech at Sunday’s prayer rally.
However, she thanked Pro-Duterte for supporting the political journey of their family and the administration of her father, former President Rodrigo Duterte.
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