Philippine leader’s party supports Marcos Jr.’s presidential candidacy -media

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March 22, 2022

MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte’s political party has backed Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s presidential bid, the Manila Standard reported on Tuesday, citing a resolution.

Officials from the ruling PDP-LABAN party did not respond to requests to confirm the news report, but said an announcement would be made at a press conference at 0200 GMT.

Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, leads by a wide margin in opinion polls ahead of the May 9 presidential election.

Marcos Jr.’s vice presidential nominee is Sara Duterte-Carpio, the Philippine president’s daughter, who was endorsed by the ruling party as her vice presidency earlier this month.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales and Enrico dela Cruz; Editing by Ed Davies) Philippine leader’s party supports Marcos Jr.’s presidential candidacy -media

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