Philippines election: Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter Sara to run for vice-president

Sara Duterte entered the race by way of substitution after her party’s original candidate withdrew
The 43-year-old’s decision came as a surprise as she has led opinion polls throughout this year as the preferred presidential candidate

The daughter of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte filed her candidacy for the vice presidency, her spokesperson said on Saturday, ending months of speculation about her 2022 election plans.

Sara Duterte-Carpio, 43, entered the vice presidential race by way of substitution after her political party’s original candidate withdrew, her spokesperson, Mayor Christina Garcia- Frasco said in a statement.

Soon after her candidacy papers were filed by a representative, the political party of Ferdinand Marcos Jnr, the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator who has registered to run for president, adopted Duterte-Carpio as its vice presidential choice.

Garcia-Frasco said Duterte-Carpio would be releasing a statement soon.

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