‘Masa’ don’t mind who among the Dutertes lead-A A +A
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
SOME ordinary folk asked how they view the decision of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio not to run in the 2013 elections share one belief, that is: they wouldn’t mind who among the two will lead the city.
Duterte-Carpio opted not to run after being told that her father Vice Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte wanted to run. Opting to stay out of politics despite being urged to run for congress.
"It's fine for me whether the mayor (Sara) either vice mayor (Rodrigo) will run as mayor on 2013 pareha ra sila Duterte so I am sure na nasa maayong kamot gihapon ang Davao (they’re both Dutertes, I’m sure Davao will be in good hands)," Cecilia Laura, a laborer on San Pedro Street, said.
"It's okay. Anyway, the mayor will deliver her baby on 2013 though her pregnancy doesn’t affect her work as public servant kung sakali midagan siya but I guess it will be better for her to take some rest from politics," said Loren Velos, a vendor on San Pedro Street.
Erik Gange, a first year college student of the University of Mindanao (UM), for his part, said he likes it better for the elder Duterte to run the city because of his strong arm tactics.
This view was shared by Lalang Balod, tricycle driver in Boulevard, who said, "Although pareha ra man sila mag-ama ug dinad-an… pero mas okay ‘nuon na si vice mayor Duterte ang mudagan isip usa ka mayor sa Dabaw aron magbaton pud ug kahadlok kadto mga badlungon diri sa dakbayan (They have the same kind of leadership but I would go more for Vice Mayor Duterte as mayor to strike some fear among the criminals)."
Sammy de Dios, a photocopier worker along San Pedro Street, expressed surprise that Mayor Duterte-Carpio will no longer run. But was quick to add that he’s still comfortable with having the vice mayor as mayor.
"Okay lang man kay iya man pud papa ang mudagan. Basta sila maayo jud ang dagan sa Dabaw (It’s all right with me since it’s the father who’s running. For as long as it’s a Duterte, Davao will be managed well)," de Dios said.
"Maayo kung iyang papa ang mudagan. Isa ra ba jud sa problema sa city ning mga juvenile delinquents and other criminalities na naga panghitabo diri, I guess mag lessen ni kung si vice mayor ang mudagan kay mangahadlok man sila (I prefer the father to be mayor. One of the major problems here are juvenile delinquents and criminalities. With the vice mayor at the helm, these criminals will be afraid)," said Mariel Magtuod, a student of San Pedro College.
Leonilyn Rdondo, shake vendor in San Pedro Street, said it will be fine for her if the vice mayor will run again on 2013 election since the elder Duterte has great performance also, especially in governance.
"Maski asa man sa ilang duha ang mudagan solves man pirmi ang Davao City (Davao City is in good hands with either of the two)," said Reynante Rodriguez, resident of Ulas.
"I really respect them. So whether the mayor or vice mayor will seek an elective position next year, okay ra kay both of them are good leaders," said Jinbuene Esmas, aspiring security guard.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 09, 2012.