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Presidential Candidates Begin Campaigning in the Philippines

February 8, 2022, 07.41 PM

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The candidate has defended his father's legacy citing economic growth and playing down the human rights abuses. Due to coronavirus restrictions limiting carnivalesque campaigning parties, Marcos has pursued a successful social media program.

Many of his supporters are too young to remember the violence enacted by his father's regime.

However, opponents have tried to block the dictator's son by filing petitions with the Commission on Elections saying that the candidate should not be allowed to stand due to his previous conviction for failing to provide income tax returns.

Source: AP, AFP

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