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Philippine elections

Sara Duterte to run for Philippine vice president

Rodrigo Duterte may face daughter at polls while his longtime aide runs for president

Sara Duterte, daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, will run for vice president in next year's election.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter will run for vice president while his longtime aide will contest the presidency in next year's elections, marking the latest twists ahead of Monday's deadline for candidacy changes that could include Duterte running against his daughter.

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, the front-runner in opinion polls to succeed her father, filed her candidacy through a representative, her spokesperson Christina Frasco said Saturday.

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