Will Duterte’s daughter Sara seek the Philippine presidency? | Politics News
The Philippines is counting down to the deadline for candidates to file their papers to enter the already crowded race to succeed Rodrigo Duterte as president in 2022 and all eyes are on Davao Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, who is seen as the favoured candidate of her father and the ruling party.
On Friday morning, with the deadline just hours away, hundreds of supporters of Duterte-Carpio gathered in the capital, Manila, carrying large banners urging her to file her candidacy despite her declaring she planned to seek re-election as mayor of Davao, the political base of the Duterte family.
“Run, Sara, Run!” her supporters cried from a convoy of vehicles to show their solidarity with the president’s daughter. Others who assembled at a nearby park raised their fists – the trademark Dutere hand gesture – to a group of journalists who crowded around them.
On social media, her…