It was a hard decision but Davao City Mayor and vice-presidential candidate Sara Duterte opted to heed the clamor to serve the country.After she filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for reelection on October 2, Duterte’s supporters continued their call for her to run for… Read More
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte ended speculations over what position she would run for in the 2022 elections by filing on Saturday her Certificate Of Candidacy (COC) for vice president under Lakas-CMD.
Duterte-Carpio’s filing for vice president comes after her COC withdrawal for reelection as Davao City mayor on Tuesday and resigning from her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago on Thursday and her joining the Lakas-CMD chaired by former PresidentGloria Aroyo.
Sasa filed her COC as substitute for Lakas-CMD’s Lyle Uy at the Commission on Elections (Comelec)
Her COC was filed by lawyer Reynold Munsayac two days before the deadline for substitution of election aspirants on November 15.
DAVAO CITY – Amid speculations about her substitution and running for the presidency in the 2022 polls, Mayor Sara Z. Duterte on Friday pleaded to supporters and the media not to camp outside the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila.This, as supporters got enthusiastic about the series… Read More
Bongbong not backing out of race to Malacanang
By ROGER M. BALANZA
IF THERE WILL BE NO MARCOS-SARA OR SARA-MARCOS TANDEM IN THE 2022 PRESIDENTIAL RACE, WILL THERE BE A BONGBONG MARCOS VERSUS SARA DUTERTE CONTEST IN THE RACE TO MALACANANG?
This scenario of a battle with the daughter of President Rodrgo Duterte was spelled out no less by Senator Ferdunand “Bongbong” Marcos as latest political developments point to Sara in a presidential run in 2022.
Marcos is running for president and had been courting Sara to be his running mate. Reports emanating from his camp however, also said that Marcos was agreeable to running for vice president under Sara.
‘I entered this race with thoughts that I should run for president. That’s what I’m doing. I know what my plan is. We will continue my plan. That is what we are doing,” Marcos said.
Marcos, son and namesake of the late dictator President Ferdinand Marcos, made this declaratiion to push through with his presidential ambition following speculations that Sara Duterte joining the Lakas-CMD of President Cloria Macapagal Arroyo is a prelude to her filing her bid for the presidency as a substitute candidate.
By ROGER M. BALANZA
Hours after resigning from her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday joined the Lakas Christian-Muslim-Democrats (Lakas-CMD) party of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Sara, a potential candidate for the presidency in the 2022 election, has taken her oath as a member of the (Lakas-CMD party, House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin G. Romualdez, president of the party, said in a statement.
“We had long been inviting Mayor Inday to join our party as we are all impressed with her sterling qualities as a leader and we saw up close her exemplary work ethics as chief executive of Davao City,” said Romualdez, who presided over the oath-taking ceremony in Cavite province on Thursday night
Lakas-CMD party chairman Senator Bong Revilla, was among witnesses of the oath-taking at the Revilla Farm in Silang, Cavite.
Lakas-CMD chaired by Arroyo, has produced two Philippine presidents: Fidel V. Ramos and Arroyo.
Sara and Arroyo played power brokers in 2018 when they locked hands in the ouster of then House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and the installment of then Rep.Arroyo as Speaker.
If Sara decides to run in 2022, she could replace a candidate of the Lakas-CMD who has already filed at Comelec a Certificate of Candidacy (COC) on or before November 15, the deadline for substitution of candidates.
The Lakas-CMD has fielded its executive director Anna Capela Velasco and member Lyle Fernando Uy as presidential and vice presidential candidates.