The eldest daughter of the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte stood up, and challenged the idea of his plans.
The daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has chosen to be the next vice president, her spokesman said, ending months of speculating on her plans for the 2022 elections.
Sara Duterte-Carpio, 43, has run for a second term in office to replace the outgoing candidate, Christina Garcia-Frasco mayor said in a statement on Saturday.
“This is a confirmation that Inday Mayor Sara Duterte, through her representative, has issued a Deputy Representative Certificate to the President under Lakas-CMD. [party], ”He said on Facebook.
Shortly after his nomination papers, the political party of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and name of a powerful Filipino man who had registered to run for president, adopted Duterte-Carpio as his presidential candidate.
Garcia-Frasco said Duterte-Carpio will release a statement soon.
Duterte-Carpio’s bid for a second term in the country came as a shock as he has been running for office for a year.
“It was amazing,” Antonio La Vina, a professor of law and politics at Ateneo de Manila University, told Reuters.
“The next surprise is whose VP.”
In the Philippines, the president is elected differently from the vice president.
The father of 76-year-old Duterte-Carpio has been banned from running for six years and is facing an International Criminal Court investigation into the so-called war on drugs. He said last month he was retiring from politics.
The Southeast Asian country of 110 million people is voting in May 2022 for positions ranging from president to governor, mayor and government officials.
Sara’s idea to run for vice president leaves Marcos Jr. in the running for the presidency.
Well known as Bongbong, Marcos Jr. has been ranked second in the polls.
It was speculated that Sara wanted to persuade Marcos Jr. to return to the presidential race and form a strong alliance between the two nations.
The Marcos family is moving north and center, while the Dutertes are heavily supported in the south.
Marcos Jr., who was at a wedding on Thursday and was seen walking hand in hand with Sara, told reporters: “I will continue with my plan. I entered the race to run for President.
“[Sara] Duterte runs for vice-president … with Bongbong Marcos running for office, “political analyst Richard Heydarian told AFP.
Apart from Marcos, others who want to run for president in next year’s elections are former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, Vice President Leni Robredo, Manila Mayor Francisco Domagoso, senator Panfilo Lacson, and former Duterte police chief Ronald dela Rosa.