Philippine VP will run to replace rival Duterte in 2022 elections

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Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday announced she will run for president in next year’s elections, vowing to end “the old and rotten” system of politics under the administration of incumbent Rodrigo Duterte. Robredo, a vocal critic of Duterte’s controversial anti-drug campaign and policies that have curbed civil rights, ended months of speculation as she urged Filipinos to stand with her as she leads the opposition in the May 2022 elections. “My resolve is unwavering. We need to free ourselves from our current situation,” she said amid cheers and applause from supporters. “I wil…

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