Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte has filed a medical leave starting September 28 until October 5 and designated his brother, Vice Mayor Sebastian “Baste” Duterte, as acting mayor.
“She will be out of town for medical purposes. She is continuously present online to meet deadlines for her office,” the Davao city government said in a Facebook post.
The post didn’t further disclose details behind Duterte-Carpio’s leave.
According to the memorandum, Baste Duterte “shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the said position (acting mayor) as mandated by law and oversee the overall operations of all city government/departments/officers, and perform such other duties as may be directed by the undersigned from time to time.”