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

Philippine president’s daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio files candidacy for vice president

The daughter of Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte filed her candidacy for the vice presidency, her spokesperson said on Saturday, ending months of speculation about her 2022 election plans. Sara Duterte-Carpio, 43, entered the vice presidential race by way of substitution after her political party’s original candidate withdrew, her spokesperson, Mayor Christina Garcia- Frasco said in… Read More Philippine president’s daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio files candidacy for vice president

Philippine Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo announces intention to contest in 2022 presidential election

Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs, joined the race for president on Thursday, promising to usher in a government that cares for the people, not personal interests. Robredo, 56, who was elected separately from Duterte and was not his running mate, said her decision was… Read More Philippine Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo announces intention to contest in 2022 presidential election

Ferdinard Marcos, son of late Philippines dictator, declares intention to contest in presidential election

The son of late Philippines strongman Ferdinand Marcos declared on Tuesday he will run for president, ending speculation about his political ambitions but stirring anger among victims of his father’s brutal era of martial law. Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the only son of the late dictator who ruled the Philippines for almost two decades until his… Read More Ferdinard Marcos, son of late Philippines dictator, declares intention to contest in presidential election

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

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