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AseanPlus News 10 May 2016 | 6:59 AM

Duterte claims Philippine presidency, vows crime crackdown

DAVAO, Philippines: Incendiary Philippine politician Rodrigo Duterte vowed Tuesday a relentless crackdown on crime after securing a landslide presidential victory built on foul-mouthed populist tirades that exposed deep voter anger at the establishment.

World 07 May 2016 | 10:54 PM

Opponents try to head off maverick mayor in final rallies for Philippine presidency

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine presidential hopefuls held mass rallies on Saturday in a festival-like finale to a divisive campaign and called on voters to block firebrand frontrunner Rodrigo Duterte's path to the presidency.

World 24 Apr 2016 | 1:00 PM

Macho mayor Duterte widens gap in Philippine presidency survey

MANILA (Reuters) - An outspoken mayor running for the Philippine presidency on promises of a crackdown on crime and drugs has increased his lead in an opinion poll released on Sunday, just two weeks away from the election.

AseanPlus News 08 Mar 2016 | 1:42 PM

Supreme Court approves Poe’s run for Philippine presidency

MANILA: The Philippines’ Supreme Court gave the go-ahead Tuesday for leading presidential candidate Grace Poe to run in May elections, removing a major obstacle in her bid to become the country’s third female leader.

AseanPlus News 24 Dec 2015 | 12:00 AM

Poe faces Philippine presidency ban

MANILA: A leading contender for the Philippine presidency, Senator Grace Poe, could be barred from standing next year after the election commission ruled that she was not a “natural born” Filipino.

Philippines 23 Dec 2015 | 8:41 AM

Poe in danger of Philippines presidential fight knockout

MANILA (AFP) - A leading contender for the Philippine presidency, Senator Grace Poe, could be barred from standing next year after the election commission ruled Wednesday she was not a “natural born” Filipino.

AseanPlus News 16 Oct 2015 | 12:00 AM

Philippine candidates show quirky side

MANILA: An “intergalactic space ambassador”, a man who believes he is Lucifer and a retired policeman who just wants his pension have announced bids for the Philippine presidency.

AseanPlus News 02 Jul 2014 | 5:34 PM

Marcos matriarch 85, and son plot to reclaim Philippine presidency

BATAC, Philippines: Imelda Marcos, the Philippines' most famous political survivor, toasted her 85th birthday Wednesday as the former first lady made plans for a triumphal return to the presidential palace.

World 11 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

NEWSMAKER - Philippines' Aquino steps out of parents' shadows

MANILA (Reuters) - Benigno Aquino III has picked up the mantle his mother wrested from a dictator and his father fought and died for, winning the Philippine presidency on a promise to fight endemic corruption and improving governance.

World 05 Mar 2010 | 12:00 AM

Aquino leads in Philippine opinion poll, Estrada up

MANILA (Reuters) - Benigno