Sara Duterte to run as Vice President in May 2022 polls

Sara Duterte to run as Vice President in May 2022 polls

MANILA – Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, through her authorized representative, on Saturday filed her certificate of candidacy (COC) for the position of vice president under Lakas-CMD Party.

She replaced Lyle Uy as the party’s candidate for the said position.

The Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) earlier adopted Duterte of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (CMD) as the running mate of PFP’s standard-bearer Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for the May 9, 2022 national and local elections.

The decision came a day before the deadline of filing for withdrawals and substitution before the Comelec on Nov. 15. After that, only involuntary substitution will be allowed.

In Resolution No. 10717, the Comelec said an aspirant from a duly registered political party or coalition, who dies, withdraws, or is disqualified for any cause after the last day for the filing of COCs, may be substituted by an aspirant belonging to and nominated by, the same political party or coalition.

In a resolution signed on Saturday, the political party announced the adoption of the presidential daughter to be the party’s vice-presidential bet for next year’s polls.

“Resolved that vice presidential candidate Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio of the Lakas-CMD is hereby adopted by the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas (PFP) as its candidate for vice president, and hereby endorses her candidacy as the running mate of the PFP’s official candidate for president of the Philippines Senator Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. in the 9 May 2022 national elections,” it said.

On October 5, Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was assumed as chairman of the party by virtue of Resolution No. 1, Series of 2021.

Also being the head of the PFP, the former senator was given by the party full power and authority to choose his vice presidential running mate and senatorial lineup in the May 2022 elections.

Last week,  Sara withdrew her re-election bid for mayor of their home city, as the deadline to finalize candidacies for national positions nears.


By Ferdinand Patinio  November 13, 2021/ PNA