Philippines’ Duterte says daughter operating for president in 2022 elections – media By Reuters



© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte arrives with daughter and first girl Sara Duterte-Carpio to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2019. Carl Court docket/Pool by way of REUTERS

MANILA (Reuters) -Philippine President Rodrigo’s daughter would run for president in subsequent yr’s election and her father’s long-time aide, who filed his vice presidential candidacy, could be her operating mate, broadcasting agency ABS-CBN information reported late on Saturday.

Sara Duterte-Carpio is at the moment mayor of Davao, the Philippines’ third-largest metropolis, and filed on Saturday to run for mayor once more. She has beforehand mentioned she wouldn’t run for nationwide workplace subsequent yr.

ABS-CBN information based mostly its report on an interview that Duterte had with a broadcast journalist proper after he introduced that he was retiring from politics whereas accompanying his closest loyalist, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, who filed his vice presidential candidacy.

He was requested: “So is it clear, Sara-Go?”

“It’s Sara-Go,” Duterte mentioned in response.

When requested to verify what the president mentioned, Duterte-Carpio’s spokesperson, Mayor Christina Garcia Frasco instructed Reuters: “The extent of my data can also be what was reported in native information. Now we have no touch upon the identical.”

Go didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.

ABS-CBN information mentioned it obtained permission from the published journalist to make use of the video exhibiting Duterte outdoors a lodge in Manila the place the registration of candidates was happening, and {that a} transcript was additionally supplied.

In the identical clip, Duterte was requested when his daughter would file her candidacy for president, he mentioned: “I actually have no idea. I do not need any thought in any respect”.

Requested if he had given his daughter permission to run for president, he mentioned: “Ah, no, truly we do not speak about politics, ever since we by no means speak about politics. I’d say that it’s for the higher,” Duterte was quoted as saying.

Duterte, 76, mentioned on Saturday he was retiring from politics, a shock transfer that fuelled hypothesis he was clearing the way in which for a presidential run by his daughter.

He had been anticipated to run for the No. 2 job, a plan most Filipinos oppose as violating the spirit of the structure which units a one-term restrict for the president to cease energy being abused.

Duterte-Carpio’s mayorial re-election submitting, did little to douse hypothesis she has her eye on the presidency.

Political analysts have been sceptical, noting that last-minute modifications have been nonetheless doable, as in 2015 when Duterte entered the presidential election race on the eleventh hour and gained by an enormous margin, and Duterte-Carpio, they mentioned, might do the identical.

Candidates have till Oct. 8 to register, however withdrawals and substitutions are allowed till Nov. 15, leaving scope for last-minute modifications of coronary heart.




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