Duterte’s Pick for Successor Includes Daughter, Marcos, 3 Others

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is considering supporting the presidential candidacy of at least five politicians, including his daughter Sara, his spokesman Harry Roque said Thursday.

Duterte’s options include his aide, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, former Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Senator and boxer Manny Pacquiao as well as Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Roque said in a televised briefing.

Duterte, however, still doesn’t want his daughter to run for the top job in next year’s elections, Roque said. In January, Duterte advised Sara against running to succeed him, saying the presidency is not for women.

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