The move eliminates the idea that Duterte could compete with his daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will represent a senator in next year’s general election, his main ally has said, and end the idea of running for a second term in office against his daughter.
Duterte’s closest aide, Christopher “Bong” Go, a senator seeking the presidency, told Reuters on Monday that Duterte would run for a Senate seat in the May 2022 elections.
Go’s comments contradict Saturday’s statement by Duterte’s communications chief, who said the president would run for deputy president and challenge his daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, the current mayor. fighting for position.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque also said this could happen on Monday.
“What I can say to my dad is [the] the daughter, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Mayor Inday Sara, love each other, “Roque said after choosing to be the senator, referring to Duterte-Carpio and his name.
“They will not compete with each other, they will not fight each other for any position,” Roque said.
The announcement comes as last Monday marks the end of political rivalry, which puts voters at a disadvantage. Followers have until 09:00 GMT Monday to leave or exchange positions instead.
Duterte can no longer compete for the presidency, but he can run for office. In the Philippines, the president and vice president is elected in a separate contest.
A 43-year-old daughter of Duterte is expected to run for office as president due to her popularity and good leadership in all elections this year for the candidates.
Duterte-Carpio’s bid for a second job in the country came as a shock as he led the election this year.
It is still unknown who Duterte-Carpio will run. 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.