- Roque believes Mayor Sara is the most qualified to run for president
- She is also the most prepared and would win if ever she decides to seek the presidency
- The presidential daughter has earlier topped the Pulse Asia survey conducted last year
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque believes if there is anyone qualified to be the next president, it would be no less than Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Apart from being the most qualified, the Malacañang mouthpiece also thinks she is the most prepared among the crop of presidential candidates.
“Pero sa akin po, tingin ko si Mayor Inday Sara, siya ang pinaka-qualified, pinakahanda at, as the survey shows, kung tatakbo talaga siya, siya talaga ang mananalo,” Roque said in a radio interview, noting that people should be more focused on the pandemic since election is still months away.
[I think Mayor Inday Sara is the most qualified, prepared, and as the survey shows, if she will indeed run, she’ll win.]
Roque was referring to the Pulse Asia survey released last month which showed 26 percent would vote for the younger Duterte to succeed her father to become the top choice among other names that also included Senator Grace Poe, former Senator Bongbong Marcos, Mayor Isko Moreno, Senator Manny Pacquiao and Vice President Leni Robredo.
He also believes Mayor Sara will make the right decision at the right time as to whatever she thinks is the best for her father and for the Filipinos.
After the survey was released, the presidential daughter appealed to the pollster to remove her name from the list, saying election has never crossed her mind this early.
“I respectfully suggest to survey organizations to remove my name from the choices… Wala ta naghunahuna karon og eleksyon (We are not thinking of the elections these days),” she told in a local radio interview.
The mayor maintained her focus and priorities remains on how to survive the humanitarian and economic crisis brought by the COVID-1 pandemic that has gripped the entire nation.