Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has withdrawn her certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor in the city.
She announced this on her Facebook page hours after her younger brother, Davao City Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, backed out from his vice mayoralty bid.
“Ngayong hapon wini-withdraw ko ang aking kandidatura sa pagka-Mayor ng Davao City,” the presidential daughter said.
Duterte-Carpio said she will be replaced by Sebastian in the mayoralty race.
“Si VM Baste ang papalit sa akin. Ito lamang po muna,” she said.
Duterte-Carpio’s latest announcement strengthened speculations that she will run for president in next year’s elections.