Sunday, November 21, 2021

#THEPHILIPPINES: Marcos-Duterte Ticket Unites Rival Families

[world politics news]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's eldest daughter will be the running mate of Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. in next year's presidential election, the two candidates said on Tuesday, confirming weeks of speculation of an alliance between two powerful families.

Sara Duterte-Carpio, 43, who is seeking the vice-presidency, announced in a video message her intent to run on the same ticket as Marcos, the latest twist in the Philippines' political drama that has gripped the country.

For his part, Pres. Duterte has insinuated that the younger Marcos is a user of cocaine. The Marcos camp has denied the accusation. The president says he will not support Marco's and his daughter in their bid for the presidency, and will instead focus on a run for the Federal Senate when his term ends next year.


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