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Philippine elections

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte files senator bid on deadline day

Sara Duterte to run for vice president in possible team-up with Marcos

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has abandoned plans to retire from politics by filing his candidacy for senator in next year's elections.

Duterte's representative registered his candidacy on Monday -- the deadline for political parties to finalize candidates -- ending speculations over the controversial leader's plans.

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