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Sara Duterte Warns Supporters: Don't Fall for 'Campaign Fund' Scam

The 2022 elections is farthest on her mind.
by Joel Guinto
Jan 29, 2021
Photo/s: Simon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday warned supporters against scammers purporting to solicit funds for her possible presidential bid in 2022.

President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter said she would rather focus on her job, including responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Duterte-Carpio is the top choice of respondents in Pulse Asia Inc's poll on presidential contenders late last year.

“News has reached me that there are individuals asking for money from people and groups, including businessmen, to allegedly use it as a campaign fund for my presidency bid,” Duterte-Carpio was quoted on state-run Philippine News Agency.


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“The money raised in this fundraising can only be used for the personal interests of the people behind it. Do not give money, do not be fooled by this campaign fundraising,” she said in a video provided by the Davao City information office, according to PNA.

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Duterte-Carpio has dodged questions on her political plans, focusing largely on her role as Davao City mayor. She took over from her father in 2016 when the elder Duterte won the presidency.


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Earlier this week, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo said in his weekly online program that Duterte-Carpio was qualified to succeed her father.

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