Daughter of Philippine President Duterte to run for vice president

Duterte-Carpio, 43, who replaced her father as mayor of Davao city and belongs to a different political party, had previously given mixed messages about running, despite opinion polls this year ranking her as the number one presidential candidate.

He will run in the elections of May 9, 2022 under the coalition party Federal Party and Lakas-CMD, along with Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., elected by the party for president.

Earlier this week, Duterte-Carpio withdrew her bid for re-election as mayor of Davao and resigned from her Davao-based party, Hugpong Ng Pagbabago.

The Philippines will go to the polls next year to decide the positions from president to governors, mayors and local officials. The country elects its vice president separately from the president.

Duterte-Carpio will face vice presidential candidates, including his father’s close ally Senator Bong Go, Senate President Tito Sotto, Senator Kiko Pangilinan, former Congressman Walden Bello and Dr. Willie Ong, according to CNN Philippines, a CNN affiliate.
Duterte will reduce of the presidency after serving six years in office. The Philippine Constitution prohibits him from running for a second term.

A diverse range of applicants seek to succeed him.

Among the presidential candidates are Marcos Jr., the controversial son and namesake of the late dictator who was overthrown in 1986; former boxing champion and senator Manny Pacquiao; the vice president and critic of Duterte, Leni Robredo; and Isko Moreno, mayor of Manila and former actor.

This is a story in development, more to come.


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