Philippine leader Duterte announces retirement from politics

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, raises the hand of Sen. Bong Go who has filed his certificate of candidacy for vice-president during next year’s elections before the Commission on Elections at the Sofitel Harbor Garden Tent in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Duterte says he is backing out of an announced plan to run for vice president in next year’s elections and will retire from politics after his term ends. (Lisa Marie David/Pool Photo via AP)

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday announced he was retiring from politics and dropping plans to run for vice president in elections next year, when his term ends, paving the way for his politician daughter to make a possible bid for the top post.