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Philippine elections

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Leila de Lima, left, has served most of her six-year term as senator from behind bars under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte. (Source photos by AFP/Jiji and Reuters) 

ILOILO CITY, Philippines -- Lawyer Dino de Leon stood out among the opposition senatorial candidates as they delivered stump speeches in central Iloilo City on Tuesday. De Leon himself is not running for senate, but sat on stage with a cardboard cutout of his client, Sen. Leila de Lima.

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