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Midday Newscast: ‘Bongbong’ faced crowded field in Philippines presidency

Unofficial tallies show he has already clinched the majority needed to win.
Published: May. 9, 2022 at 1:34 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the country’s ousted dictator, has clinched a landslide victory in the Philippines’ presidential election.

He’s known by his supporters as “Bongbong,” and in an unofficial tally, he reportedly surpassed the 27.5 million votes needed for a majority. His win puts the Marcos family back in power which is a scenario so many had once thought was unthinkable.

Marcos beat Leni Robredo, the current vice president, along with eight other candidates including former boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.

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