No more presidential run for Sara Duterte in 2022; to seek reelection as mayor
MANILA, Philippines — Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will seek re-election and will no longer vie for the presidential post in next year’s elections, her spokesman Liloan Mayor Christina Frasco said Thursday.
Frasco made the disclosure on Thursday after Duterte-Carpio announced her support for her father President Rodrigo Duterte’s bid for vice presidency following his acceptance of his nomination as vice presidential candidate of the ruling PDP-Laban.
“According to Mayor Sara, she will run for reelection as Davao City mayor and incumbent Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte will run for reelection,” Frasco said in a text message.
Duterte-Carpio first served as mayor of Davao City from 2010 to 2013. She was re-elected in 2016 and remained at the post to this date.
While she has yet to confirm her decision to throw her hat in race, her name — while the content of many streamers and banners in many parts of the country — has topped leading major surveys for the presidency.
But on September 9, Duterte-Carpio announced she would not vie for the presidential post. On Wednesday, she called for support towards her father’s possible vice presidential run.
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