Spokesperson for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will not oppose his daughter in the election
Spokesman Harry Roque made comment at the election commission and told reporters Mr Duterte had decided to run in the election. Roque did not say what position the president would apply for.
Duterte is ineligible to run for president again.
Monday’s deadline for Philippine political parties to finalize candidates for next year’s election is keeping voters on the sidelines, with last-minute changes expected in the presidential races. and the unpredictable but important vice president.
In the Philippines, the president and vice president are elected in separate elections.
Duterte can run for other offices, such as senator, congressman, mayor or governor. He served as the mayor of Davao City before running for president in 2016.
His 43-year-old daughter was once expected to run to succeed him as president due to her popularity and clear lead in all this year’s opinion polls on preferred candidates.
However, she applied to run for vice president, but could still change her mind.