Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Monday clarified she will not comment on the revived issue of resignation from her post.
The issue is again highlighted when President Duterte, during his state visit to Myanmar on Sunday tackled it in a speech in front of the Filipino community.
The City Information Office on Monday said Mayor Sara is no longer interested on the issue that happened in the past.
“I don’t want to comment on something that happened in the past and is not relevant today,” the CIO said, quoting Mayor Sara in a statement.
The issue was again revived in Myanmar on Sunday.
The President himself told the Filipino community in said country that Mayor Sara attempted to resign when she submitted a resignation letter last July 1.
“Ayaw na kasi magtakbo yan. Sabi niya, nababastos lang ako sa pagka-mayor ko,” the President said.
The President said he told Mayor Sara he will not run for president if she will not run for mayor of Davao.
He added that the mayor was pressured – the reason why she was forced to run for the said post.
“Na-pressure siya. Marami nang pumasok. Na-pressure siya kaya tumakbo,” the President said.
The President added that after taking her oath last June 30, Mayor Sara filed a resignation letter.
“Alam mo pagka-July 1, nag-file ng resignation,” he said, adding that the resignation letter is still in the file of Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go, the Special Assistant to the President.
In July last year, Mayor Sara dismissed the issue on resignation, saying the same was untrue and purely based on rumors.
The mayor, after the inauguration of President Duterte, filed a leave from office until July 22.