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Philippine President Congratulates Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

The office of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Monday (11/10), congratulated journalist Maria Ressa on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. A spokesman, Henry Roque, called it a “victory for a Filipino” but made no mention of Ressa’s investigative reporting on the Duterte administration. Ressa founded the news website Rappler, which is …

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Son of Former Philippine Dictator Runs for President

The son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was ousted 35 years ago, officially registered his candidacy for president Wednesday (6/10). Ferdinand Marcos Junior, also known as Bongbong, filed his candidacy certificate in the capital Manila ahead of next year’s presidential election. The 64-year-old said he would unite Filipinos …

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Manila Mayor Officially Runs for Philippine President

The popular mayor of the Philippine capital, Isko Moreno, registered his candidacy for president in next year’s election Monday (4/10). At a press conference regarding his candidacy, Moreno vowed to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, repair the country’s shattered economy and heal deep political divisions. The mayor of Manila is now …

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