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REFILE-Philippines Duterte’s long-time aide files candidacy for presidency

November 13, 2021By Reuters

Corrects to add Go to full name in first paragraph

Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte’s long-time aide, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go filed his candidacy for presidency on Saturday after withdrawing his application to run for vice president, an official from his political party said.

Melvin Matibag, secretary-general of the ruling PDP-Laban party, announced Go’s decision as the senator was filing his papers at the poll body, while being accompanied by Duterte.

(Reporting by Karen Lema; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)

((karen.lema@thomsonreuters.com; +632 841-8938;))

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