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Philippine elections 2022

Duterte pick Bong Go drops out of presidential race, boosts Marcos

Philippine president's long-time aide opens door for former dictator's son

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, left, and his then aide Christopher "Bong" Go are seen in Manila in this Oct. 15, 2018 photo.   © AP

MANILA -- Bong Go, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's preferred successor, said Tuesday he is dropping out of the race for the May 2022 presidential election.

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