| 2 February 2023, Thursday |

Philippine president’s daughter withdraws from mayor re-election

The daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte resigned her candidacy for mayor of Davao City on Tuesday, just days before a deadline for changes to be made in entries for a presidential election next year.

Duterte-Carpio declined to explain why in a Facebook statement, telling supporters that more announcements would be made later. She has consistently ranked first in polls of preferred candidates to succeed her father as president, but she has stated that she does not want the job.

  • Reuters