Nag-resign na bilang vice mayor ng Davao City si presidential son Paolo Duterte, epektibo ngayong araw ng Pasko.
“When I was growing up my parents never failed to remind me of the value of the time honored principle of delicadeza and this is one of those instances in my life that I need to protect my honor and that of my children,” pahayag ni Duterte s isang statement.
Ang pagkakasangkot ng Vice Mayor sa kontrobersiyal na P6.4 bilyong smuggled shabu mula sa China, ang kanyang failed marriiage sa kanyang unang asawa at ang bangayan nila sa social media ng kanyang anak na si Isabelle ang mga dahila ng kanyang pgabibitiw.
“There are recent unfortunate events in my life that are closely tied to my failed first marriage. These, among others, include the maligning of my reputation in the recent name dropping incident in the Bureau of Customs smuggling case and the very public squabble with my daughter. The other person in this failed relationship is incorrigible and cannot be controlled. And I take responsibility for all that has happened as a result of a wrong decision to marry at a very young age,” sabi ng Bise Alkalde.
Nagpasalamat naman ito sa suporta ng “Dabawenyos” sa panahon ng kanyang termino.
“I am grateful to all the Dabawenyos for your support to my office and I look forward to the day that I will be able to serve our country again,” ani Duterte.
Nagpaabot din ito ng kanyang pakikiramay sa mga nasawi sa sunog sa Davai gayundin ang mga biktima ng bagyong Vinta.
“I would like to extend deepest sympathies to all the families who lost a loved one, those who lost their jobs and those who were affected by the floods because of typhoon Vinta, ” sabi ni Duterte.
“It is a difficult Christmas day for many Dabawenyos including myself but we are strong and resilient and we shall move forward,” dagdag pa nito.