June 20, 2022, 08.48 PM

Like her father, Duterte trained as a lawyer before entering politics in 2007 when she was voted in as her father's vice mayor in Davao, 1,000 km (600 miles) from the capital Manila. She succeeded her father to become the first female mayor of Davao in 2010.

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While Sara Duterte refused calls by her father and supporters to seek the presidency, she has not ruled out a future run. One of her brothers, Sebastian Duterte, will succeed her as Davao mayor, and another brother, Paolo Duterte, won a seat in the House of Representatives in the May 9 elections.

The electoral triumphs of Sara Duterte and Marcos Jr. have alarmed left-wing and human rights groups because of their failure to acknowledge the massive human rights atrocities that took place under their fathers, including late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Ahead of their election victories, Amnesty International called for a "dramatic course correction."

Source: AP, Reuters


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