Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP) Chairman and Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte believed that Otso Diretso senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc intended to wear her life vest in a wrong way during her visit in Masinloc, Zambales to catch the attention of the public.
In an interview, Duterte said that any politicians will do their best to be remembered by the public even in an extreme way.
“Yun nga ang sinasabi ko, baka din sinadya niya kasi niya it’s election time.. it’s campaign time at kung ano ang magagawa ng isang kandidato para mapag usapan siya ay gagawin talaga yan ng isang kandidato,” Inday Sara said.
“Dahil yun ang hinahanap nila para people will look at them and listen to them,” she added.
Gutoc became viral on social media after the netizens noticed that one of her photos shows her wearing a life vest incorrectly.
However, Gutoc said that it’s better to make some mistakes in wearing life vest than having the wrong principle.
“Mali man po ang pagkakasuot ko ng life vest, hindi naman mali ang aking paninindigan. Ang mahirap ay tama ang iyong suot, pero ang kaluluwa, puso’t isipan ay naibenta na sa China,” Gutoc said.
Aside from Gutoc, other Otso Diretso candidates went to Masinloc to urge the President to go to Scarborough Shoal and defend our claim against China.