Philippines general election begins

(VOVworld) – Philippines voters cast their ballots on Monday to elect a new president, a vice president, 300 members of parliament, and 18,000 local officials.

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The five presidential candidates are Jejomar Ninay, Vice President and President of the United Nationalist Alliance, former Interior Secretary Manuel Mar Roxas, Senator Grace Poe, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and Senator Mariam Defensor Santiago of the People’s Reform Party. A recent opinion poll showed Duterte, who has been tough on crime and corruption, with the most support.