Philippines ‘Bong’ vs ‘Bongbong’ election drama builds, Duterte move eyed

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By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine voters were bracing on Sunday for more drama in a presidential race that already features a “Bong” vs “Bongbong” match-up and a potential 11th-hour challenge by President Rodrigo Duterte against his own daughter for the No. 2 post. The jockeying before Monday’s registration deadline bolsters the view that the 2022 election will be dominated by powerful family dynasties rather than reforms. Senator Christopher “Bong” Go, a Duterte loyalist, registered…

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