Duterte withdraws COC for Davao mayor

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 27 2015 12:05 PM | Updated as of Nov 27 2015 01:25 PM

MANILA - Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has withdrawn his certificate of candidacy (COC) for mayor days after he announced his intent to run for president in the 2016 polls.

Duterte went to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Davao City Friday morning to formally withdraw his mayoral bid.

He was accompanied by his daughter, Sara, but as of this posting, it has yet to be confirmed if Sara will substitute for her father.

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On Saturday, Duterte said he has decided to run after the Senate Electoral Tribunal (SET) voted against a petition to disqualify Senator Grace Poe on the grounds of her citizenship.

Duterte had challenged Poe to produce her birth mother to prove that she is Filipino. He added he would gladly campaign for Poe if she is able to prove that she is a natural-born Filipino.

-- Report from Doris Bigornia, ABS-CBN News