Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte thanked those who continue to encourage her to run for president, but she maintained that she is not running for the 2022 presidential race.
“Right now, there is no chance for me to change my mind,” she said.
Duterte said those urging her to run for higher office might have missed her message because she did not reveal the reason for her decision.
Duterte also ordered Davao officials to refrain from organizing activities to push for her presidency.
She also ordered the banners or streamers asking for her to run to be taken down in the city. She said that the people behind the streamers did not apply for permit.
The presidential daughter tops the list again of possible contenders for the 2022 presidential and vice presidential elections, according to the research group OCTA.
In a study conducted last January 26 to February 1, the President’s daughter topped the poll as 22 percent of respondents chose her to be the country’s next president.
Senator Grace Poe comes in second with 13 percent, Senator Manny Pacquiao and former Sen. Bongbong Marcos with 12 percent each, and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno with 11 percent.
Vice President Leni Robredo only received 5 percent in the independent survey.
Duterte also leads the survey for vice presidential post after getting 14 percent of the survey votes. Moreno and Pacquiao inched closer with 11 percent each, while Poe only has 10 percent.
For the senatorial race, Pacquiao leads the race with 57 percent of the respondents. Former senator and now Sorsogon Gov. Francis Escudero is second with 53 percent, while former House Speaker and Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano got 50 percent for the possible May 2022 senatorial aspirants.