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Presidential race boiling down to corruption, economy

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Sen. Grace Poe waves to her supporters during her proclamation rally inside the University of the Philippines in Quezon city, metro Manila on Sept. 16.   © Reuters

MANILA -- The Philippine presidential election is still more than six months away, but the primary campaign issues are already taking shape: fighting corruption and maintaining economic growth.

     When the nation's 60 million voters go to the poll next May, they will have the difficult task of deciding which candidate can deliver on both fronts.

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