- Baste Duterte doesn’t want to follow his father’s political footsteps
- “Public office is not for me.” – Baste Duterte
- He said he will help his father especially if the incoming president gives him a task
President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s youngest son, Sebastian, popularly known as ‘Baste’, undoubtedly inherited his father’s appeal to the people so it’s no wonder that he became a social media sensation when he actively campaigned for his father.
He maintained though that he doesn’t want to follow his father’s political footsteps like his other siblings. His sister Sara Duterte is the mayor-elect of Davao City while his brother Paolo Duterte has been re-elected as vice mayor.
The 28-year-old Political Science graduate said in an interview with Ginger Conejero of ABS-CBN News that he doesn’t have any interest in politics and he just helped during the campaign because of his father’s candidacy.
“Public office is not for me,” he said.
However, he emphasized he is willing to help his father especially if the incoming president gives him a task.
Baste also disclosed his own advocacies such as the environment and the marginalized.
In fact, when he delivered a speech in front of hundreds of thousands Filipinos who attended the “DU31: One Love, One Nation Thanksgiving Party” on Saturday, June 4, in Davao City, he reminded the crowd that although they’re in a festive mood at the moment, there are still a lot of people in our country who are suffering from hunger and poverty.
He went on to say that our brothers and sisters who need help shouldn’t be forgotten, and added that it won’t be easy but that everything starts with us.
Rappler quoted him as saying: “Tomorrow let us be good to one another.”
He also encourages everyone to patronize our locally-made products; noting that Filipinos are talented and gifted.
“Magpaka-Pilipino ta kay Pilipino man ta,” he said.
[Let’s act like Filipinos because we are Filipinos.]