Philippines: Duterte withdraws candidacy for Senate in elections next year
19 December 2021 | 8:54 am
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has withdrawn his candidacy for the Senate in the country's May 2022 elections, according to the election commission. He reaches term limit as president in 2022.
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