Philippine lawmaker Senator Christopher Go withdraws from presidential race

Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte’s preferred successor, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, announced on Tuesday he was dropping out of the presidential race, leaving the administration without a candidate in next year’s polls. Go, Duterte’s long-time aide, had recently hinted he may pull out of the presidential contest and said the president respected his decision. His withdrawal… Read More Philippine lawmaker Senator Christopher Go withdraws from presidential race

Philippine lawmaker Senator Christopher Go files candidacy for president

Philippine voters were bracing on Sunday for more drama in a presidential race that already features a “Bong” vs “Bongbong” match-up and a potential 11th-hour challenge by President Rodrigo Duterte against his own daughter for the No. 2 post. The jockeying before Monday’s registration deadline bolsters the view that the 2022 election will be dominated… Read More Philippine lawmaker Senator Christopher Go files candidacy for president

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announces retirement from politics

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday he was retiring from politics, a surprise move that fuelled speculation he was clearing the way for a presidential run by his daughter. Sara Duterte-Carpio is currently mayor of Davao, the Philippines’ third-largest city, and filed on Saturday to contest the role again. She has previously said she… Read More Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announces retirement from politics

Manila mayor Francisco Domagoso announces intention to contest in 2022 Philippine presidential election

Manila mayor, Francisco Domagoso, said on Wednesday he will run for the Philippine presidency in the 2022 election. Francisco Domagoso, 47, better known by his celebrity screen name Isko Moreno during an initial career in show business, is the third politician to declare a presidential bid, and is one of the leading candidates in opinion… Read More Manila mayor Francisco Domagoso announces intention to contest in 2022 Philippine presidential election

Phillipine boxer Manny Pacquiao announces intention to contest in 2022 presidential election

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he will run for president of the Philippines next year, after railing against corruption in government and what he calls President Rodrigo Duterte’s cozy relationship with China. Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his political allies during the national assembly of the faction he leads in the ruling PDP-Laban… Read More Phillipine boxer Manny Pacquiao announces intention to contest in 2022 presidential election