I do not intend to influence Congress, Sara says on House speakership

DAVAO CITY — Presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte has denied influencing the selection for the Speaker of the House of Representatives. “I am only the Mayor of Davao City. I am not the correct person to endorse someone to be the next speaker,” she said in a statement Tuesday. Admitting she …

Mayor Sara Duterte to VP Leni : You can’t talk about honesty

MANILA — As Vice President Leni Robredo shaded Davao Mayor Sara Duterte’s senatorial slate in one of her campaigns for the opposition, the presidential daughter fired back with a piece of advice. “Leni Robredo should avoid commenting about honesty and integrity,” Duterte said in a statement sent by her city information aide, Jefry Tupas, on Saturday. …

Mayor Sara urges village execs to pursue peace, progress

DAVAO CITY – Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has called on village leaders to pursue peace and progress through sustainable development during the mass oath-taking of over 1,400 barangay captains and councilmen from the city’s 182 villages on Monday. Duterte-Carpio, who officiated the mass oath-taking, also asked barangay officials to be a “team of champions” and pave …