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Philippine elections

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno to run for Philippine president

Former actor picks physician with strong social media following as vice president

The 46-year-old Isko Moreno was elected mayor of the city of Manila in 2019. (Photo courtesy of the mayor's office)

MANILA -- Manila Mayor Isko Moreno will run for Philippine president next year, his chief of staff Cesar Chavez said on Tuesday, bringing the former actor into a race that already includes a boxer-turned-senator.

Moreno will make an announcement on Wednesday via a "special broadcast" on various radio and TV stations, Chavez said.

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