By J. Jala | 03:58 PM November 09, 2021
Sara Duterte-Carpio pulled out her certification of candidacy (COC) for reelection as Davao City mayor on Tuesday, Nov. 9.
“Ngayong hapon wini-withdraw ko ang aking kandidatura sa pagka-Mayor ng Davao City. Si VM Baste ang papalit sa akin. Ito lamang po muna sa ngayon. Maraming salamat po,” Duterte-Carpio said.
in a Facebook post.
Sebastian will now apparently run for mayor of Davao City in the 2022 elections.
Duterte-Carpio, however, did not disclose further details on her next plans.
Her supporters believed Duterte-Carpio is running for president.
Duterte-Carpio’s latest political move gave more energy to talks that she would run for president in the May 2022 polls. She has long been rumored to take on the presidency and has maintained her lead in presidential surveys.
The Commission on Elections has set the November 15 deadline for political parties to replace or make substitutions of their candidates until November 15.