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Paolo Duterte takes on Congress bid, Inday Sara stays in Davao for re-election

Former Davao City Vice Mayor and Presidential son, Paolo Duterte (REUTERS/Erik De Castro/Files)

On Monday, Davao City Mayor and Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio end speculations and disclosed that his brother, former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte will be running for congressman in the coming 2019 midterm elections.

Inday Sara also announced that she will be seeking a re-election despite being part of the top 12 potential senatorial candidates in a recent Pulse Asia survey. The mayor said she has chosen a running mate, but declined to reveal who it is.

“I am honored and overwhelmed by the trust of the people but I will run as mayor this coming election,” she told reporters.

READ: Sen. Poe, women lead Pulse Asia survey on possible winning senatorial candidates

It can be recalled that Paolo stepped from his post as the vice mayor of the city after Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s accusation that he was part of a Chinese drug group, in which he denied afterward.

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