Election body to rule on Marcos disqualification bids

THE nation’s polls body will rule on a series of petitions seeking to disqualify from presidential elections the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, a commissioner said.

Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the frontrunner for the May 9 election according to opinion polls, has faced at least eight complaints urging the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to bar him from running, mainly over a 1995 tax evasion conviction.

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