Christmas parks cheer up coronavirus-weary Filipinos
19 December 2020 | 1:00 pm
Fiesta-loving Filipinos flock to Christmas parks as they try to revive the muted holiday spirit amid Covid-19 in the Philippines.
Philippine Senator Christopher "Bong" Go was President Rodrigo Duterte's choice for the presidency. For now, the withdrawal leaves Duterte's administration without a candidate.
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