Sara Duterte

Vice President of the Philippines since 2022

Sara Zimmerman Duterte-Carpio (Tagalog pronunciation: [dʊˈtɛɾtɛ ˈkaɾpjo]; May 31, 1978),[1] commonly known as Inday Sara, is a Filipina lawyer and politician who is the Vice President of the Philippines since 2022. She was the Mayor of Davao City from 2016 until 2022. She also was the city mayor from June 30, 2010, until June 30, 2013.[2] She is the daughter of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte.

Sara Duterte
Official portrait, 2022
15th Vice President of the Philippines
Assumed office
June 30, 2022
PresidentBongbong Marcos
Preceded byLeni Robredo
Secretary of Education
Assumed office
June 30, 2022
PresidentBongbong Marcos
Preceded byLeonor Briones
Mayor of Davao City
In office
June 30, 2016 – June 30, 2022
Vice MayorPaolo Duterte (2016–2018)
Bernard Al-ag (acting; 2018–2019)
Sebastian Duterte (2019–2022)
Preceded byRodrigo Duterte
Succeeded bySebastian Duterte
In office
June 30, 2010 – June 30, 2013
Vice MayorRodrigo Duterte
Preceded byRodrigo Duterte
Succeeded byRodrigo Duterte
Vice Mayor of Davao City
In office
June 30, 2007 – June 30, 2010
MayorRodrigo Duterte
Preceded byLuis Bonguyan
Succeeded byRodrigo Duterte
Personal details
Sara Zimmerman Duterte

(1978-05-31) May 31, 1978 (age 46)
Davao City, Philippines
Political partyLakas–CMD (2021–present)
Hugpong ng Pagbabago (2018–2021; 2021–present)
Other political
Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod (2007–2016)
Manases Carpio
(m. 2007)
RelationsPaolo Duterte (brother)
Sebastian Duterte (brother)
Veronica Duterte (half-sister)
Vicente Duterte (grandfather)
Soledad Duterte (grandmother)
ParentsRodrigo Duterte
Elizabeth Zimmerman
Alma materSan Pedro College (BS)
San Beda College School of Law
San Sebastian College - Recoletos College of Law (LL.B.)
Military service
Allegiance Philippines
Branch/service Philippine Army
Years of service2020–present
Rank Colonel

2022 vice presidential campaign


With her father retiring from politics, Duterte was seen as a possible candidate for either President of the Philippines or Vice President of the Philippines in the 2022 election. In November 2021, she announced her candidacy as vice president.[3] She was supported by the Partido Federal ng Pilipinas as their vice presidential candidate, making her the running mate of former Senator Bongbong Marcos.[4]

Duterte was elected vice president in May 2022 in a landslide victory.[5]

Vice presidency


On May 11, 2022, Marcos announced that Duterte agreed to join his future cabinet as Department of Education secretary.[6]

Personal life


On October 9, 2021, Duterte tested positive for COVID-19.[7]

On March 10, 2022, she talked about her sexuality and said she was part of the LGBT community, with her gender expression being male and sexuality being female.[8]

In April 2018, Duterte said that she was once a rape victim, in response to her father's comments about rape.[9] However, her father ignored her comment and called her a "drama queen".[10]


  1. "Pre-2016 all over again? Bongbong Marcos visits Sara Duterte in Davao City". Rappler. May 30, 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021. Sara is turning 43 on Monday, May 31.
  2. "Mayor wants to be called 'Inday Sara'". SunStar. June 28, 2010. Archived from the original on April 16, 2014.
  3. "Sara Duterte scraps reelection bid for vice-presidential run". Retrieved 2021-11-13.
  4. Gonzales, Cathrine (2021-11-13). "PFP adopts Sara Duterte as Bongbong Marcos' runningmate". Retrieved 2021-11-13.
  5. "The son of late dictator Marcos has won the Philippines' presidential election". Associated Press. Manila. NPR. 10 May 2022. Retrieved 12 May 2022.
  6. "1st Cabinet appointment: Marcos Jr taps Sara Duterte as next DepEd chief - POLITIKO". 2022-05-11. Retrieved 2022-05-11.
  7. Rey, Aika (9 October 2021). "Sara Duterte tests positive for COVID-19". Rappler. Archived from the original on 9 October 2021. Retrieved 10 October 2021.
  8. Cabanban, Seth (March 10, 2022). "'LGBT din ako,' says VP bet Duterte". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved March 26, 2022.
  9. del Callar, Michaela (April 18, 2016). "Sara Duterte says she too was raped; not offended by dad Digong's 'joke'". GMA. Retrieved April 21, 2016.
  10. Campbell, Charlie (April 20, 2016). "The Philippine Election Front-Runner Calls His Daughter a 'Drama Queen' for Saying She Was Raped". Time. Retrieved April 21, 2016.