Philippines polls body to dominate by next week in Marcos disqualification bid
The Philippine polling agency will rule on a series of petitions for disqualification from the presidential election by January 17th, the son and same name of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, the commissioner said. Said on Tuesday. According to polls, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., a leading candidate for the May 9 election, calls on the Election Commission (COMELEC) to ban his run, primarily over the 1995 conviction of tax evasion. Faced with two complaints. Marcos’ aide, 64, rejected the petition as an advertisement aimed at damaging his credibility.