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Dictator's Son Picks Duterte's Daughter as Running Mate

Human rights activists concerned about Ferdinand Marcos Jr./Sara Duterte ticket

(Newser) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's daughter on Saturday registered her candidacy for vice president in next year's elections and was chosen as the running mate of Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of the late Filipino dictator, in an alliance that has alarmed human rights activists. Sara Duterte backed out...

Duterte Makes Surprise Call on 2022 Election

Philippine president announces he's retiring, won't run for VP in next year's elections

(Newser) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday announced he was retiring from politics and dropping plans to run for vice president in next year's elections when his term ends, avoiding a legal battle with opponents who question such a move. Speaking before reporters, Duterte said many Filipinos have expressed their...

Philippine President Says He's Running for VP

But Rodrigo Duterte's daughter might not be sharing the ticket with him

(Newser) - Tough-talking Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed rumblings that he will run next year for vice president, in what critics say is an attempt at an end-run around constitutional term limits. The 76-year-old, who is notorious for his crackdown on illegal drugs that has killed thousands of mostly petty suspects,...

Philippines Female Mayor Punches Out Sheriff

Davao City's Sara Duterte is taking a five-day leave

(Newser) - This lesson in diplomacy is hot on BuzzFeed : A female mayor in the Philippines city of Davao City punched out a sheriff in front of TV cameras. Mayor Sara Duterte was incensed that the sheriff insisted on demolishing a shantytown despite her request for a two-hour delay. (Fittingly, she wanted...

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