Rodrigo Duterte to compete for Philippines Senate seat next year
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will compete for a seat in the country’s Senate in elections next year, his top aide said on Monday, ending speculation that he would run for vice-president against his own daughter.
The latest twist came as Monday’s deadline neared for political parties to finalise candidates, keeping voters on the edge, with last-minute changes still possible in unpredictable but significant presidential and vice-presidential races.
Duterte’s closest aide, Christopher “Bong” Go, a senator who is running for the presidency, in a text message to Reuters confirmed a radio report that Duterte will vie for a senate seat in the 2022 polls.
Duterte is not eligible to run for President again, but he can run for other posts.