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Philippine elections

Sara Duterte misses deadline for Philippine president candidacy

But rules allow for candidate substitutions, keeping door open for president's daughter

Sara Duterte, Davao City Mayor and daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, delivers a speech in Davao City on May 9, 2019.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Sara Duterte, the daughter of the Philippine president and front-runner to succeed him, missed Friday's filing deadline to register her candidacy for next year's presidential election.

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