Davao Mayor Sara Duterte has withdrawn from her reelection bid in next year’s election on Tuesday, November 9.
Mayor Duterte went to the local office of the Commission on Elections to withdraw her certificate of candidacy. She then endorsed her brother and Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte to run for mayor.
“Ngayong hapon wini-withdraw ko ang aking kandidatura sa pagka-Mayor ng Davao City. Si VM Baste ang papalit sa akin. Si Atty. Melchor Quitain ang nominado namin sa pagka-Bise Alkalde. Ito lamang po muna. Maraming salamat po,” Mayor Duterte posted on her official Facebook page.
(This afternoon, I withdrew my candidacy for Davao City Mayor. VM Baste will replace me, while Atty. Melchor Quitain was nominated to run for vice mayor. That’s all for now. Thank you.)
Baste earlier said he withdrew his candidacy for vice mayor as instructed by his sister Sara.
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