Sara Duterte-Carpio: Daughter of Philippines leader runs for vice president – and could compete against her father | World News

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.

Senator Christopher 'Bong' Go (right) is now running for president
Duterte aide Christopher ‘Bong’ Go (right) is now also running for president

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…

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