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Ferdinand Marcos Jr likely benefited the most from Davao city mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio's move to run for vice president, against the wishes of her supporters, despite leading polls for preferred presidential contenders all throughout the year.
Candidates have until October 8 to register, but withdrawals and substitutions are allowed until November15, leaving scope for last-minute changes of heart.
- Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in August that Duterte could drop his bid for vice president if his daughter -- Davao Mayor Sara Duterte -- seeks the top post.
Fatou Bensouda, outgoing chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), said on Monday that a preliminary examination found reason to believe 'crimes against humanity' had been committed during Rodrigo Duterte's crackdown on drugs between July 2016 and March 2019.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte approves extension of the coronavirus restrictions on travellers from seven countries to prevent the spread of the B.1617 "double mutant" variant of the Covid-19 first discovered in India