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Marcos loyalty strong before Philippines elections

MANILA, Philippines — It’s been 26 years since Dictator Ferdinand Marcos was overthrown, but in many ways his family never left town.

Drive down the street in the former president’s home province of Ilocos Norte, about 250 miles north of Manila, and colorful campaign posters broadcast the Marcos name. 1,182 more words


Famed Filipino boxer heads to the polls

MANILA, Philippines — Famed Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao is planning his next knockout, but this time it won’t be in the boxing ring.

Instead, he is running for a Congressional seat in the May Philippine national elections. 1,093 more words