Sara Duterte takes leave to campaign for Hugpong senatorial bets

Bonna Pamplona, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 11 2019 06:30 PM

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. File

DAVAO CITY - Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said Monday she was taking a break from her duties as mayor to campaign for senatorial candidates endorsed by her regional party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago.

"Nag-file mi og leave on the days nga nagakampanya for senators and for the days nga mag-campaign mi for locals tanan kauban namo are volunteers," Duterte-Carpio said.

(We filed a leave on the days that we will campaign for senators and for the days that we will campaign for local candidates. We will be joined by volunteers.)

Duterte-Carpio said another city official would also take a leave from work alongside her. She, however, did not specify how long will her leave take.

While on leave, Davao City Vice Mayor Bernard Al-ag would take charge of the city.

On Tuesday morning, the Hugpong ng Pagbabago will kick off its election campaign at San Fernando, Pampanga.