Philippines: Duterte to Run for Senate After Daughter Announces VP Bid

Philippines: Duterte to Run for Senate After Daughter Announces VP Bid


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday filed his candidacy for a Philippine Senate seat in a May 2022 general election, two days after his daughter, Sara Duterte, filed her candidacy for the Philippines’ vice presidency in the same election.

The Philippines’ constitution bars presidents of the country from serving more than a single, six-year term, meaning Duterte may not seek reelection to the Philippines’ highest office in 2022. News that Duterte will run for a Philippine Senate seat next year ends months of speculation that he might file a bid for the Philippines’ vice presidency in May 2022, as the office is elected separately from the Philippine presidency.

Sara Duterte’s confirmation on Saturday that she will campaign for the Philippines’ second-highest political office

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