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Son of late Philippines strongman Marcos to run for presidency

Son of late Philippines strongman Marcos to run for presidency

The son and namesake of late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos will file his candidacy for president in next year's elections, local media reported on Tuesday, but his lawyer said a final decision had not yet been made.

Philippines starts recount in vice-presidential election

Philippines starts recount in vice-presidential election

Ferdinand Marcos Jr, a former senator popularly known as Bongbong, is furious about having lost to Leni Robredo by about 260,000 votes in a May 2016 election he says was marred by massive cheating.

'Bongbong' leads Marcos revival in the Philippines

'Bongbong' leads Marcos revival in the Philippines

For the son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, winning the vice presidency is as much about restoring his family's tainted image as it is about making the country a better place.