Philippine presidential race: Sara Duterte’s momentum builds as Bong Go declines nomination

Barely a month before Philippine politicians must serve notice if they are to stand in next year’s presidential election, only one candidate has officially thrown his hat into the ring – and even he is a rank outsider.Senator Panfilo Lacson announced this week that he would run as an independent candidate, with Senate President Vicente Sotto III as his running mate, but without the backing of a party it is seen as highly unlikely they will be voted into power.And that, according to pundits,…


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