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How Sara Duterte Can Substitute for a National Candidate, According to Comelec

The President's daughter has dropped her reelection bid for mayor.
by Pia Regalado
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Photo/s: Simon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio can file to substitute a candidate for a national position until the Nov. 15 deadline, Comelec said, when asked about her options after dropping her reelection bid.

Duterte-Carpio needs to join the political party of the candidate she will substitute for so that the replacement will be valid, Comelec spokespperson James Jimenez said.

Jimenez said Duterte-Carpio couldn't seek the presidency under her own Hugpong ng Pagbabago because it is a regional party.

"Ang kailangan lamang maging member siya ng political party nung tao na isa-substitute n'ya," Jimenez told GMA News.

Duterte-Carpio, who is among the frontrunners to replace her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, has not revealed her next move.

The standard-bearer of Duterte's PDP-Laban party, Sen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, earlier said he was open to being substituted by Duterte-Carpio, who has until Nov. 15 to decide.

Some supporters of presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos are calling on her to run as vice president to the only son and nanmesake of the late dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.

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