The Philippines: As substitution deadline nears, Sara Duterte withdraws reelection bid

  • Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio withdrew her bid for re-election just six days before the deadline set by the Commission on Elections for the substitution of candidates for the 2022 elections.
  • “This afternoon, I withdrew my candidacy for Davao City mayor,” Duterte-Carpio said in Filipino on her Facebook page.
  • Duterte-Carpio said her brother, Davao City Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, will be running for mayor in her stead.
  • Baste withdrew his candidacy for Vice-Mayor on 9 Nov 21 morning, telling local reporters that he did so on the advice of Duterte-Carpio.
  • President Rodrigo Duterte’s eldest daughter did not state any further reasons for her withdrawal. “This is all for now,” she said.

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