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Sara Duterte withdraws reelection bid for Davao City mayor

By AYIE LICSI Published Nov 09, 2021 3:48 pm Updated Nov 09, 2021 4:58 pm


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has withdrawn her bid for reelection.

Her brother, Vice Mayor Sebastian Duterte, will instead be running for mayor in the 2022 elections. Earlier in the day, the vice mayor also withdrew his candidacy for reelection.

In an announcement on her official Facebook page, Sara Duterte kept mum on her subsequent political plans.

Sara Duterte has long been touted by Duterte supporters as their presidential bet in next year's elections, but the local executive has said that she has no intention to run for national office. In 2015, her father, incumbent President Rodrigo Duterte, filed his candidacy for Davao City Mayor but later withdrew his bid to run for President. 

The deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacy was last Oct. 8, but candidates of political parties have until Nov. 15 to file their substitution.