Philippines election

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'Asia's Trump' Says He'll Kill Criminals, Pardon Himself

Filipino front-runner promises a bloody presidency

(Newser) - Filipino presidential front-runner Rodrigo Duterte focused on two things in a speech this week: his plan to end crime by killing tens of thousands of criminals, and his penis. The Davao City mayor, who has been nicknamed "Asia's Donald Trump," promised business leaders that his presidency "... More »

Imelda Marcos Running for Philippine Congress

80-year-old widow a candidate in dictator hubby's stronghold

(Newser) - Former first lady Imelda Marcos filed her candidacy for next year's congressional elections in the Philippines, joining the country's boxing champion and the outgoing president in the star-studded race for the lower house. Strongman Ferdinand Marcos' flamboyant 80-year-old widow, who has successfully fought off more than 900 civil and criminal... More »

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