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Philippine elections 2022

Duterte claims Philippine presidential candidate uses cocaine

Allegation against unidentified contender comes as leader criticizes Marcos

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte alleged Thursday that a candidate for next year's presidential election, whom he did not identify, is a cocaine user. (File photo by Ken Kobayashi)

MANILA -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has claimed that a leading candidate for next year's presidential election is a cocaine user, an allegation that has triggered a guessing game in the country's politically charged atmosphere.

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