Lopez backs out of Manila mayoral race

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Ralph Edwin Villanueva – The Philippine Star October 9, 2021 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Manila District 1 Rep. Manny Lopez, who was earlier endorsed by President Duterte as his bet for the city’s mayoral race, has reconsidered and is seeking reelection instead. Lopez filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) yesterday to run for congressman anew. “I thank President Duterte for endorsing me as PDP-Laban’s mayoralty candidate in Manila. But after much reflection, I respectfully informed him of my desire to finish my term in Congress. The President graciously acceded to my request,” Lopez sai…

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