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Philippine elections

Philippine opposition's fate in student hands after poll drubbing

Dearth of progressives in Congress points to uphill battle against Marcos

Students and activists march outside the Commission on Elections in Manila on Tuesday to protest its unofficial tally that put Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. on course to win the presidency.   © Reuters

MANILA -- A sea of black filled the stands of the Mall of Asia Arena on Wednesday evening for a college basketball final between two of the Philippines' top universities.

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