In a now deleted post from ex-journalist Jay Sonza, he claimed that Sara Duterte is the first incumbent city mayor to become Vice President.

There are also claims by some anchors and journalists that she is the first VP to hail from Mindanao.

Both are false.

Then Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay, whom Jay Sonza lost an electoral race to, was elected Vice President in 2010 while sitting as mayor.


Meanwhile, Duterte, who just had her inauguration in Davao City, is the third VP to hail from Mindanao, after Emmanuel Pelaez and Teofisto Guingona, who hail from Medina, Misamis Oriental and Agusan, Lanao, Misamis Oriental respectively.

Read the full story on The Baguio Chronicle.

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Mali ang pahayag ni Jay Sonza sa kanyang Facebook post na si Sara Duterte ang unang nakaupong city mayor na nahalal bilang bise presidente

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