PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Saturday warned his daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio against running for president in 2022, saying it will not be worth it because political enemies and the media will only “destroy” her.

“You know, it’s not an easy job. Kaya si Inday, sinabi ko talaga (That is why I told Inday), Huwag kang pumasok diyan sa presidente na ‘yan. Wala kang makuha diyan (Do not aspire to be president. You will get nothing from it). For as long as there are parasites and there are leeches and there are people who can be [bought], people [who are] totally bankrupt of their principles in life, talagang mahihirapan ka (you will really have a hard time),” he said in his speech at PDP-Laban’s miting de avance in Pasig City on Saturday night.

Citing the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” (The Real Narcolist) videos that came out recently, he said the media and the opposition will only destroy his daughter’s reputation.

“It could be the media, they will destroy you. And it could be the other people who’d think every day how to get rid of you….It does not pay. You have to contend with itong mga (the) Bikoy [videos]. You have contend with this son of a b**** and with the b**** in media, marami ‘yan sila (there are many of them),” Mr. Duterte said.

He also warned against opposition personalities such as Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV and senatorial candidate Gary C. Alejano, saying: “Magdalo, Trillanes, and Alejano. Be careful with soldiers who are into adventurism. Like in other countries, mag-coup d’etat sila (they plot a coup). In Africa, and they stay there for five years and they become billionaires overnight and you have to have a hard time removing them. It has to take an international action.”

“I love my military, I love my police. But be careful about military adventurism,” he said.

He said that if Ms. Duterte-Carpio will not be able to stomach black propaganda like the “Bikoy” videos that linked members of his family, including his youngest daughter, to illegal drugs, she should not join the presidential race.

“Lumabas na ngayon ‘yang Bikoy na ‘yan. At kung ano ang paninira nila, pati anak ko. Sabi ko, kung hindi mo matiis ‘yan, p***** i** huwag ka nang pumasok diyan. Talagang sisirain ka,” he said. (They released the Bikoy videos. They have all the means to discredit us, even my child….I said that if you can’t take it, don’t get yourself into it. They will really destroy you). — Arjay L. Balinbin