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Mayor Sara Duterte Leaves Hugpong ng Pagbabago and Moves to Lakas-CMD

SARA DUTERTE – The Davao City Mayor officialized her transfer to Lakas-CMD, the political party of former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

The recent happenings in the political arena are taking social media by storm and eliciting different reactions from the people. Recently, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte left her regional party, Hugpong ng Pagbabago, and joined Lakas-CMD.

The Davao City Mayor withdrew her candidacy for re-election in 2022. She did not give further details about her decision to withdraw her mayoralty bid but endorsed her younger brother, Davao City Vice Mayor Baste Duterte, to take on the mayoralty race.

Speculations that Mayor Inday Sara will run for a national post in 2022 were triggered when she joined Lakas-CMD. She can be the substitute for the party’s vice-presidential or presidential candidate.

Sara Duterte, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
Photo from The Office of the Speaker

Mayor Sara Duterte tendered her resignation from Hugpong ng Pagbabago during the daytime of November 11, 2021. On the eve of the same day, she joined Lakas-CMD and pledged her commitment to the political party in Cavite where she attended a wedding.

According to Leyte 1st District Representative Martin Romualdez, the president of Lakas-CMD, the officials and members of their political party are elated to welcome the Davao City Mayor.

Aside from Mayor Inday Sara, presidential aspirant and former Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr. was also present at the wedding held in Cavite. There are speculations that the Davao City Mayor will be the running-mate of Marcos Jr. in the upcoming election.

Marcos Jr. refused to comment on the decision of Mayor Inday Sara amid speculations that she will run for a national post. There is also a claim that she will take the presidential race in 2022. According to him, her decision deserves respect. Further changes and announcements about substitutions may be heard until November 15, 2021.

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