Philippines' presidential hopefuls tout post-pandemic recovery plans

22/1/2022 9:38:00 PM

Philippines' presidential hopefuls tout post-pandemic recovery plans

Philippines' presidential hopefuls tout post-pandemic recovery plans

MANILA: Four of the Philippines\u0027 presidential candidates on Saturday (Jan 22) laid down plans to tackle the country\u0027s biggest issues in an interview with the nation\u0027s leading broadcaster, but notable was the absence of early frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr. Marcos, a clear favourite for the May 9 president

MANILA: Four of the Philippines' presidential candidates on Saturday (Jan 22) laid down plans to tackle the country's biggest issues in an interview with the nation's leading broadcaster, but notable was the absence of early frontrunner Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

Marcos, a clear favourite for the May 9 presidential election, declined to participate, saying the host was biased against him, a charge GMA Network strongly denied.The pre-recorded interviews, which ran for three hours, set social media ablaze. There was some harsh criticism of Marcos, with thousands on Twitter using the hashtag marcosduwag (marcoscoward), while praising other candidates and the host.

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