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Marcos Jr heads for landslide as Philippines votes for new president

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Unbelievable. Son of biggest heist of public money in history is popular in the country where his parents stole that money from its citizens.

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It’s all about the winner who will host American bases and be anti-China. That is where the foreign support comes from.

working class people, poor farmers and fisherman, and illiterate slum dwellers don’t understand politics.

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Dear JT,

Please dig more about this story, Marcos Jr. will not win landslide, It's the other way around. Do not rely on PULSE Asia and other survey companies' information, they are fake and paid by the current administration and the Marcoses. If you check GOOGLE trends, which is more accurate than survey companies. VP Leni is leading, she has 53% while Marcos JR has only 26%. Also, please follow and check out the campaign rallies, you can see that the GAP between these 2 candidates' rallies is huge. The numbers of attendees joining VP Leni's campaign rallies are mostly going up to hundreds of thousands, while Marcos Jr. cannot even show and produce drone shots of his campaign rallies. Just go online and you can easily find the videos and drone shots of VP Leni's events and you will see the huge gap . Please take note, these same survey companies predicted the same thing last 2016, and the result was obviously different from what they've predicted.

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There's no such thing as the cleaning up of politics in the Philippines.

Money talks and even the nicest and friendliest of Filipinos listen.

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If Filipinos didn't learn their lesson with Ferd they deserve what they get.

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starpunk:

”That shoe collecting wailer is still alive?”

Yup. 92 years old, and described in Wikipedia as “a Filipino politician and convicted criminal”. To be fair, that last bit could apply to most Filipino politicians, and to many others around the globe - and there are even more who haven’t been convicted… yet.

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Well, US had Trump and the Philippines loves copying US.

But US fought and sat Biden after they saw what kind of governance a person like Trump offers.

The fight in the Philippines right now is not to unseat Duterte, who has never endorsed Marcos, but to not have a repeat of Marcos regime no matter how incompetent this son is.

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Only time will tell how well he would do as their president. Is their choice and their votes. Not really our business to judge.

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Desert TortoiseToday  07:08 am JST

Duterte never had the discipline and wherewithal to push his authoritarian agenda to its logical extreme," Heydarian said. "That historic opportunity could fall on the lap of the Marcoses."

Historic opportunity? Opportunity! Geez, what a sick way to think.

Back to the Marcos oligarchy. A new personality and a Brand New Totalitarian Order like that bastard Ferdinand imposed? God help the Filipino people!

BigYenToday  08:23 am JST

Back to the future for the Philippines, with even Mama Imelda tipped to be high-heel tapping her way back into the Presidential palace. 

That shoe-collecting wailer is still alive?

Like Kim Jung Il of NK was succeeded by Marshmallow Head, Eva Peron succeeded Juan in Argentina, and Haiti's Baby Doc succeeded Papa Doc, Marcos Jr. would be bad for the Philippines and its people. This doesn't look good at all.

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Easy victory for Marcos, so?

He has thrown lots of money to clinch it. When elected, he has the national treasury to continue his lavish spending tendency.

Would he want to shoot drug addicts..?

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How can the Filipinos be such nice people yet consistently have such appalling taste in politicians?

It would be naive to think the people of the Philippines would have had as much political freewill as you. Livelihood, the next meal, etc. are all controlled by powerful forces. It's a case of the least stinky bucket...

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How can the Filipinos be such nice people yet consistently have such appalling taste in politicians? Perhaps because they are such nice people they simply can't understand monsters...

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Virus,I second that

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As people say, "Every country has the government it deserves".

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This forlorn gaslit nation with its "daddy complex" appears sadly unable to move on from its "Strongman" addiction. Voting for Marcos Redux means inviting history to bestow another brutal Groundhog Day on this benighted people who refuse to learn the bitter lessons of the past. May their Lord have mercy...

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Back to the future for the Philippines, with even Mama Imelda tipped to be high-heel tapping her way back into the Presidential palace. Gotta have somewhere to keep those shoes, while Junior inflates the family fortunes still further.

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He probably needs that big margin to win. Last election he had a sizable lead vanish overnight due to alleged cheating

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I feel sorry for the Philippines, first a psychotic mass murderers as president then a warmed up version of a previous corrupt disaster of a kleptocratic thug. A handful of families taking turns to syphon off the country’s wealth.

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Right, and now someone named Bongbong is going to be their prez. Just for context, it seems he falsely claims that he graduated from Oxford, went to Wharton (sound familiar?) but didn't graduate. I don't know which is the worst name, Bongbong, or Marcos...

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Relentless whitewashing of the dictator's brutal and corrupt regime, support of rival elite families and public disenchantment with post-Marcos governments have fueled their revival.

I was going to comment about what a crony capitalist sham Philippine "democracy" is ; with rentier elites vying for power and death squads murdering addicts while children search for livelihoods amongst mountains of garbage.

Then I remembered the American corporate controlled two party duopoly and the LDP.

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Duterte never had the discipline and wherewithal to push his authoritarian agenda to its logical extreme," Heydarian said. "That historic opportunity could fall on the lap of the Marcoses."

Historic opportunity? Opportunity! Geez, what a sick way to think.

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