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Voting continues in Philippines amid violence
Voting continues in Philippines amid violence

Manila, May 9 (TIWN) Voting in the Philippines to elect a new President some 18,000 other officials continued on Monday, despite the eruption of violence that killed three people and injured nine others.

A total of 37,211 polling centres across the country opened at 6 a.m. for over 65.7 million eligible voters. The centres will close at 7 p.m., reports Xinhua news agency.  Also to be elected are the Vice President, 12 Senators, more than 300 members of the House of Representatives, and over 17,000 local officials.  Presidential candidate frontrunner and former Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., 64, who is the son of late President Ferdinand Marcos, cast his vote in the morning at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Elementary School in Batac City, Ilocos Norte province.

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