The March to Malacañang

May 2, 2016 John Calvo

On the ninth of May, 54.4 million registered voters in the Philippines will be eligible to cast their votes to elect the country’s 16th president. Held every six years since 1992, the massive nation-wide election will also determine a new vice president, 12 senators, one congressman per district, party list representatives, and officials in provinces, cities, and municipalities. The incumbent president, Benigno Aquino III, cannot run for re-election as mandated by the 1987 Philippine Constitution. The term limit was established in the aftermath of former strongman Ferdinand Marcos’s 21-year rule.

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