Sara, Baste Duterte to seek reelection in Davao City in 2022

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 16)— Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte will seek reelection in the 2022 polls, her camp said on Thursday.

"Yes, this is confirmed. According to Mayor Sara, she will run for reelection as Davao City Mayor," her spokesperson Liloan, Cebu Mayor Christina Frasco told CNN Philippines in a text message.

Frasco also confirmed that Sara's brother, incumbent Vice Mayor Sebastian "Baste" Duterte will also run for the same post next year.

For the past months, the Davao City mayor has been floated as a possible presidential bet — as she has been a frontrunner in several election surveys.

However, the mayor has said she will not be vying for the country's top post should her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, push through with his vice presidential bid.

The chief executive already declared he would be running for the position. He has accepted the nomination of the ruling PDP-Laban party.

On Wednesday, the presidential daughter urged her supporters to back her father's 2022 plans.

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Sara assumed the mayoralty post in Davao City from 2010 to 2013, and was elected again in 2016, when the older Duterte clinched the presidency.

She again won the seat in 2019 — with her siblings Baste and Paolo Duterte also securing posts for Davao City vice mayor and House representative, respectively.