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Ghost of Marcos looms as Duterte weighs term as vice president

Death of 'Noynoy' Aquino shines spotlight on future of Philippine politics

Will President Rodrigo Duterte stay on in power as vice president? Since 1987, Philippine presidential terms have been capped at one lasting six years to prevent a repetition of the protracted dictatorship of President Ferdinand Marcos. (Source photos by AP and Getty Images) 

BANGKOK -- Two recent stories about the former and current Philippine presidents struck very different chords.

On June 24, former President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino passed away at the young age of 61 from kidney disease.

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