Mayor Sara to go on leave for ‘medical purposes’; designates Baste as acting mayor


Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has filed a leave of absence for one week as she will be out of town for “medical purposes,” the city government said Friday, September 25.

In her memorandum, Duterte-Carpio said she will be on leave from September 28 to October 5 and designated her younger brother, Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Z. Duterte, as the acting city mayor.

“As such, you shall assume the duties and responsibilities of said position as mandated by law and oversee the overall operations of all City Government Departments/Offices, and perform such other duties as may be directed by the undersigned from time-to-time,” Duterte-Carpio told the vice mayor.

The city government said Duterte-Carpio will continuously be present online to meet deadlines for her office.