MANILA, Philippines – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said she would would join her father’s foreign visits to make sure he does not get involved in another kissing controversy.
Duterte-Carpio made the remark in her speech at the groundbreaking of the Davao Oriental capitol building on Friday, June 8, saying she would spend her own money for the trips.
“Sa sunod, mogasto na ko’g akong kaugalingon nakong kwarta arong lang mapanigurado nga wala napuy mahalokan dinha (Next time, I will join the President’s trips and will spend my own money – just to make sure that the kissing incident will not happen again," she said.
The mayor said that when she heard about the kissing incident, as well as the online exchange between Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson and actress Kris Aquino, she thought of asking the Presidential Management Staff (PMS) to inform her of Duterte's foreign trips ahead of time so that she could prepare.
“Pagkadungog nako nga ing-ato napud iyang gibuhat sa Korea, nakahuna-huna na gyud ko nga magpadala og sulat dinha sa Office of the President, sa Presidential Management Staff. Can you please, please lang send me an invitation every time nga naa moy ing-ana nga mga events so as to make sure nga dili mag-away si Kris Aquino ug si Mocha Uson tungod kay PRD," she said.
(When I heard that there was an incident in Korea, I thought of writing the Office of the President, the Presidential Management Staff. Can you please, please send me an invitation everytime you have events to make sure that Kris Aquino and Mocha Uson will not fight over PRD again.)
The President himself had said that he expected to be scolded by his daughters, especially Duterte-Carpio, over the Seoul incident.