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Philippine elections

Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte lead way as election campaign opens

Ten candidates for Philippine president and nine for VP are on the May 9 ballot

Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and vice presidential candidate Sara Duterte during a rally in the Cavite Province city of Bacoor on Dec. 9.   © EPA/Jiji

MANILA -- The Philippine election campaign officially opens on Tuesday, with two presidential children showing early advantage in the races for president and vice president.

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