Resigned Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte has officially joined the regional political party Hugpong ng Pagbabago during the group’s Davao convention on August 17.
“I strongly support Hugpong ng Pagbabago, the regional political party founded by my sister, Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte,” said Paolo. “I believe in the principles of HNP and its aspirations to establish a strong and competitive Davao Region resonate significantly with many political leaders.”
HNP was formed by presidential daughter Inday Sara in May along with the governors of the Davao Region.
“As I join HNP today, I also commit to its advocacy and determined resolve to support President Rody and push for the fulfillment of the Duterte administration’s plans and programs for the country and the Filipino people,” Paolo Duterte said.
The presidential son also said that he is willing to go back to politics if the people still wanted him to serve.
“I will go back to public service if the people of Davao City need my services. But there are many other ways to serve the Dabawenyos and our dear city — being in politics is just one of them. And if I can serve best through politics, it would be my pleasure to be of service to you and to our city — just like before,” he said.