Sara Duterte, daughter of presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte revealed that she's a rape victim, yet she doesn't take offense in her dad’s controversial remark on rape.
Sara made the revelation in an interview on GMA News TV’s State of the Nation.
“Nahiya ako magsabi na ganoon pero kailangan ko kasi sabihin din to explain na ako ganoon din ako pero I take no offense sa joke niya kasi I still believe na he can perform and deliver as president,” she said.
She also posted another statement on her Instagram account bearing the same message.
Sara’s statement comes days after a video of the elder Duterte making a crass remark on how he should have been the first to rape a slain Australian victim during the 1989 Davao hostage crisis went viral.
Duterte has since clarified that he was not making a joke out of rape or the victim but was rather delivering a “narrative.”
He has also publicly apologized saying that he meant no disrespect with his speaking style which he referred to as “gutter language.”
Photo from Sara Duterte-Carpio's Instagram account