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Philippine Dictator's Son Maintains Appeal Ahead of National Polls

On an recent uncomfortably hot Sunday morning, Philippine Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. pressed his way through a crowd at a small park along Manila Bay, shaking hands and saying thank you. It was Labor Day and Marcos, and the 57-year-old popular vice-presidential candidate who goes by the nickname “Bongbong,” gave a short speech for a few hundred public sector workers. “We’re not just all talk,” he said in halting Tagalog. “It’s not just slogans. It’s not just destroying and fighting...

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