DAVAO CITY ELECTION UPDATE: Dabawenyos wanted 3 Dutertes in 2013

If the Dabawenyos would have their way, they would like to have three Dutertes running in the 2013 election. This sentiment was contained in a survey conducted alongside a survey on voters’ preference by the Social Weather Station (SWS) in relation to the coming election. Vice Mayor Duterte said the SWS survey had him and daughter Mayor Sara Duterte and son councilor Paolo Duterte winning against anybody in any position. He said the results were recently presented by SWS and the Areneo de Davao School of Governance. The survey commissioned by friends of Duterte involved 1000 respondents. In the Gikan … Continue reading DAVAO CITY ELECTION UPDATE: Dabawenyos wanted 3 Dutertes in 2013

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Duterte-Duterte tandem in race for Davao city mayor, vice mayor

DAVAO CITY, Oct. 5 (PNA) –- Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is set to make a comeback as the city mayor replacing his daughter, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who is not seeking reelection in the May 2013 elections. Duterte’s son Paolo who is Association of Barangay Captains president, is running for city vice mayor and is also seen as a sure winner since he has no opponent. Duterte’s Certificate of Candidacy (COC) was filed by first district city councilor Melchor Quitain at 2:58 p.m. Friday, the last day of COC filing. Quitain, a lawyer, is the secretary-general of Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod, … Continue reading Duterte-Duterte tandem in race for Davao city mayor, vice mayor

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EX-SPEAKER PROSPERO NOGRALES RETIRES FROM POLITICS

Former House Speaker Prospero Nograles is retiring from politics, according to his son Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles. The Speaker is not joining the 2013 elections, said the young Nograles after filing his Certificate of Candidacy with the Commission on Elections office in Davao City on Monday, October 1. Karlo is seeking reelection. A close ally of former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Nograles was beaten in the 2010 mayoral race with more than 200,000 vote margin in the mayoral elections in Davao City by Mayor Sara Duterte. Nograles’ badly disorganized Team Nograles, was expected to field a token … Continue reading EX-SPEAKER PROSPERO NOGRALES RETIRES FROM POLITICS

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Duterte names son Paolo as political successor

BY ROGER M. BALANZA         Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is would run in the 2013 election for mayor, the position that he had held for 18 years before daughter sitting Mayor Sara Duterte. He is expected to have no serious rival.         Mayor Sara Duterte would be running in the First District Congress race, against Team Nograles’ incumbent Representative Karlo Nograles.         Son Councilor Paolo Duterte, who sits in the Davao City Council as president of the Association of Barangay Captains, is running for vice mayor, also without an opponent.     This scenario developed on Friday last … Continue reading Duterte names son Paolo as political successor

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