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Philippine elections 2022

Marcos's presidential run stirs memories of father's martial law

Bongbong talks of 'unifying leadership,' victims warn of bid to rewrite history

Then Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda attend a rally in 1982 in Los Angeles.   © AP

MANILA -- Nearly half a century after former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law, his only son's bid for the country's presidency is stirring memories of that period of corruption, excess and brutality.

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