President Benigno Aquino (centre) raises the arms of his Interior Secretary Manuel ‘Mar’ Roxas and Congresswoman Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo during a political party gathering in San Juan city, eastern Manila. Photo: EPA

Battle to succeed Aquino begins as Philippines’ turbulent election season kicks off

The front runners are Aquino's longtime ally Mar Roxas, Vice-President Jejomar Binay and adopted daughter of a movie star Grace Poe

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President Benigno Aquino (centre) raises the arms of his Interior Secretary Manuel ‘Mar’ Roxas and Congresswoman Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo during a political party gathering in San Juan city, eastern Manila. Photo: EPA
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