DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte warned the public against individuals soliciting fundings, especially with the approaching 2022 elections.

The vice mayor posted on his Facebook account on Sunday, January 9, warning the public against individuals who are using his name and his father, President Rodrigo Duterte, in exchange for financial assistance or pitching a business proposal.

"Ingon ani na o. Ug maka encounter gani mo [og] mga tao nga picture kauban ako or si PRRD [President Duterte] or ako mga igsuon human mangayo ug kwarta og naay gina pitch nga negosyo kuno. Scam na. Style nas mga hampas lupa. Di buot pasabot naa

picture kauban mi tinuod na na ilang gina ingon. Unta makat-on na mo.

Kay kapoy na [sic]," Duterte wrote on his post.

(Here's the situation. If you encounter people showing a picture of them with me or PRRD, or any of my siblings, and then ask for money or pitching a business proposal, that is a scam. That is a strategy of those who are financially incapacitated people. That doesn't mean that when we are in the picture that they presented, anything they are saying is true. I hope people will learn from it. It's tiring.)

Duterte-Carpio, in her radio interview on Monday, January 10, also made the same warning.

"Mag-remind ko... sa ating mga kababayan na huwag po maniwala sa mga solicitation, sa mga business proposals, and doon sa isa pa -- ang pag-collect ng pera for an ID," the mayor said in an interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.

(I would like to remind my fellow countrymen not to entertain solicitations, business proposals, and collection of ID fees.)

She said they received a report that a certain group is issuing a certain ID, and in exchange, collect a fee ranging between P30 andP300.

The mayor, during the radio interview which was also live-streamed online, showed a photo of the ID membership card with the name “United BBM Loyalist,” which has been circulating in barangays in the city and other parts of the country.

BBM refers to Duterte-Carpio’s running mate former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr.

She said these groups are also asking for other documents such as Commission on Election IDs, and other personal details, which the mayor also called a scam.

The mayor said she does not authorize anyone to conduct solicitation, and other money-making schemes using her name and her runningmate.

Thus, she reminded the public to report it immediately to the nearest police authorities.

Duterte-Carpio is running for vice president in the 2022 elections, while her brother Sebastian is running for the mayoral position.