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    Philippine Government Reminds Voters of Marcos’ Dark Past

    They’re gaining a foothold. As the Philippines gears up for its May general election, the family of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos is gaining ground, with his wife Imelda gunning for a third term in Congress and his son, Ferdinand Jr. (a.k.a. Bongbong), a frontrunner for vice president. The government, worried the country’s millennial voters have forgotten Marcos’ corrupt two-decade reign, are sharing Imelda’s extravagant jewelry collection — though not her famous thousand pairs of shoes — on social media as they prepare to auction off the lot.

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