The Philippines’ presidential campaign has just started. The front-running team is Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. for President, and Sara Duterte – daughter of the current president – for Vice President. As of a few days ago, they had a 20-point lead in opinion polls.
Marcos Jr. refuses to address continuing charges against his parents that they looted some $10 billion from the country. And Filipinos don’t seem to care much about that.
(Side note: I saw this on NHK News from Japan. Is there anything at all about it in US news outlets? You can find it, if you dig a little, on Bloomberg news (a business-related story) and US News.)
I can’t say what this development bodes for the future of The Philippines. What do you folks think?