2022 Philippine Elections

Marcos Jr. poised to win Philippine presidency | Evening wRap

Nick Villavecer
Marcos Jr. poised to win Philippine presidency | Evening wRap
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Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:

Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. is poised to be the next president of the Philippines, 36 years after his late dictator father was booted out of Malacañang through a bloodless uprising.

Robin Padilla is the country’s top pick for senator, besting political veterans and opposition favorites despite having no experience in politics. Meanwhile, reelectionist Risa Hontiveros is the only opposition candidate to make it to the Magic 12. 

The Comelec junks with finality four appeals against the presidential candidacy of frontrunner Bongbong Marcos, Jr. 

Similar trends appear across Metro Manila as reelections and dynasties dominate local polls. 

Celebrities take to social media to air their sentiments amid the ongoing release of partial and unofficial election results. – Rappler.com

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Nick Villavecer

Nick Villavecer is a multimedia producer for Rappler where he produces newscasts, explainers, and short documentaries. From 2016 to August 2020, he was a researcher, writer, and segment producer for ABS-CBN's Current Affairs division, producing stories on human interest, public health issues, natural disasters, crimes, accidents, and emergency-preparedness.