If You Run, I Will Resign,’ Philippine President Tells Son Seeking Speakership Position.

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Published May 27, 2019. 

“There are too many of us. Your sister is mayor of the Southern city of Davao, then the vice mayor is my youngest 

“If you’re speaker and I’m president, it doesn’t look good,’’ he said in a speech at the presidential palace, addressing Paolo.

Duterte noted that his son usually does not listen to him.

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“If he insists on running, go ahead. Let me know three days in advance before you make the announcement and I will tender my resignation,’’ he said.

Paolo Duterte, a former vice mayor of Davao City, was elected congressional representative for the municipality’s first district.

His sister, Sara, won another term as mayor, while his youngest brother Sebastian was elected vice mayor.

Duterte previously warned his daughter against running for president in 2022, amid talk that she was a strong contender for the top post.

“Inday, I’m publicly warning you. The presidency will not educate you, it will just destroy you,’’ Duterte told newsmen, calling his daughter by her nickname.

(dpa/NAN)

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