The daughter of the leader of the Philippines is running for vice president – and looks set to compete against her father for the job.
Sara Duterte-Carpio, 43, will run alongside presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr, son of the country’s former dictator.
Her confirmation follows months of speculation about a potential bid, and after she decided this week not to run for re-election as mayor of Davao.
Marcos Jr’s party named her as his running mate for the May 2022 election on Saturday – the same day President Rodrigo Duterte’s aide Senator Christopher “Bong” Go threw his hat in the ring for the top job.
A father-daughter head-to-head for vice president now looks increasingly likely.
Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said President Duterte had gone back on his earlier decision not to go for the job, meaning he’ll…