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Philippine elections

Marcos visits Australia for vacation after Philippines election win

President-in-waiting makes unannounced trip as investors await cabinet line-up

Just a week after winning the Philippines presidential election, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. made an unannounced "private" trip to Australia. (Source photos by Ken Kobayashi and AP) 

MANILA -- A week after a landslide election win, presumptive Philippine president Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is visiting Australia for a "much-needed vacation" with family, his spokesperson Victor Rodriguez told reporters on Tuesday.

Marcos is on a "private trip" and he will return on Thursday," Rodriguez said. "They just want to enjoy the remaining days of being private citizens before President Bongbong formally and officially assumes office as the leader of the country."

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