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

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MANILA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo’s daughter would run for president in subsequent 12 months’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 presently 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 12 months.

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 is Sara-Go,” Duterte mentioned in response.

Duterte-Carpio, her spokesperson and Go didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark.

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

In the identical clip, Duterte was requested when his daughter would file her candidacy for president, he mentioned: “I really do not know. I do not have any idea at all”.

Asked if he had given his daughter permission to run for president, he mentioned: “Ah, no, actually we don’t talk about politics, ever since we never talk about politics. I would say that it is for the better,” Duterte was quoted as saying.

ABS-CBN mentioned Duterte-Carpio’s spokesperson, Mayor Christina Garcia Frasco responded “no comment” when requested about Duterte mentioned.

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. learn extra

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 adjustments have been nonetheless potential, 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 adjustments of coronary heart.

Reporting by Karen Lema;
Editing by Sandra Maler

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte arrives with daughter and first lady Sara Duterte-Carpio to attend the enthronement ceremony of Japan's Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo, Japan October 22, 2019.  Carl Court/Pool via REUTERS