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Philippine presidential front-runner Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. concerns some investors, who generally favor Vice President Leni Robredo, though historically business has adapted to whoever won. (Source photos by Ken Kobayashi, Reuters and Getty Images) 
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Philippine investors get jitters over potential Marcos presidency

Market favorite Robredo trails as voters go to the polls

CLIFF VENZON, Nikkei staff writer | Philippines

MANILA -- Filipinos are heading to the polls on Monday, after months of festive and fierce campaigning in the country's presidential election. On the country's stock market, anxiety trumps excitement.

The market's favorite, Vice President Leni Robredo, trails by wide margins the front-runner, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late dictator, in the latest preelection polls.

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