Duterte's daughter to run for vice president

The oldest daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has filed her candidacy for next year's vice presidential election.

The Philippines will hold presidential and vice presidential elections on May 9, 2022. The current president cannot run because of the constitutional limit of a single term.

Candidates for the upcoming elections had to be registered by October but Sara Duterte was able to do so on Saturday since she took the place of her party's original candidate, who had withdrawn. Filings by substitutes are due Monday.

One of the presidential candidates is the son of the late former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who is said to be close to President Duterte.

Observers say the senior Duterte wants Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to be president and Sara Duterte to be vice president so he can maintain his influence over the next government.