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Son of ex-dictator Marcos now has Philippine presidency within reach

Duterte legacy on the line as daughter Sara settles for vice presidential run

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Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. poses for pictures after filing his certificate of candidacy for president in Pasay City, Metro Manila, on Oct. 6: Marcos has emerged as the de facto standard-bearer of the Duterte administration.   © Reuters

Richard Heydarian is an Asia-based academic, columnist and author of "The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy" and the "The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery."

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