I'm not running in 2022 – Sara
Manila Bulletin|September 10, 2021
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte on Thursday, Sept. 9, confirmed she will no longer run for president next year in the wake of the PDP-Laban’s declaration that her father, President Duterte, will be its vice presidential candidate in 2022 national elections.
BEN R. ROSARIO

“Yes, I am not running for a national position as we both agreed only one of us will run for a national position in 2022,” said Mayor Duterte in reaction to a text query from reporters.

“It (nomination of the chief executive) does not affect any of my plans but as we both agreed, only one from the family will run for a national position,” she stated.

However, the president l daughter’s statement had a tinge of ambivalence as she admitted there is a “Plan B,” in which Senator Christopher “Bong” Go to take the president’s place as vice-presidential candidate.

On Wednesday, the PDP-Laban proclaimed Go and Duterte as its presidential and vice-presidential bets, respectively, for the 2022 national elections.

In response to Go’s “positioning on his nomination as standard-bearer of the PDP-Laban, the local chief executive admitted that there is a “Plan B.”

“From the last time PRRD (President Duterte) and I talked, this was their Plan A,” Mayor Duterte said, referring to the PDP-Laban proclamation.

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