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Philippine dictator Marcos' son mulls presidential bid

Aug 26, 2015

Philippine dictator Marcos' son mulls presidential bid

The son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos said Wednesday he may run for president in next year’s elections, offering his once-exiled family the chance of the ultimate political comeback. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., popularly known as “Bongbong,” said he would not seek ...

Aug 25, 2015

Singapore to hold general election

Singapore’s parliament was dissolved on Tuesday to prepare for a general election as Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong seeks a fresh mandate from voters worried over immigration and the high cost of living in a slowing economy. The People’s Action Party, which has ruled ...