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Sara files CoC for Davao mayor



Davao City Sara Duterte-Carpio on Saturday afternoon filed her certificate of candidacy (CoC) for mayor as she seeks reelection.

Despite her supporters’ strong clamor for her to run for highest government post in the 2022 national elections, President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter opted not to run for a national position.

“I have been honored with the gift of trust and respect of many of our fellow Filipinos. Thank you to everyone who have expressed their support,” Duterte-Carpio wrote in a Facebook post with photos of her personally filing for her CoC.

“Many of you do not know me and yet you carry me over your shoulders. Like the other millions of Filipinos, I share with you the same goal of living a peaceful and prosperous life in our country, today and in the many years to come,” she added.

Duterte-Carpio urged the public to “work together for an honest, orderly, and credible elections” in May 2022.

She served as Davao City vice mayor from 2007 to 2010, and was elected as mayor from 2010 to 2013 and again in 2016 when her father became president.

Her younger brother, Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, meanwhile, is running for vice mayor.

In the latest Pulse Asia survey conducted from 6 to 11 September 2021 with 2,400 Filipino adult respondents, 20 percent of the respondents picked Duterte-Carpio as their presidential bet.

Since last year, Duterte-Carpio has been consistently emerging as the most preferred presidential candidate based on nationwide surveys.

Even if her numbers slightly dropped in September, she continued to lead the presidential race.