Mocha Uson fell flat in her attempt to win a seat in the House. Photo: Twitter

Philippine midterm elections: Mocha Uson, ‘queen of fake news’, fails to win House seat

  • The 37-year-old has a varied résumé: she’s a dancer, model, sex coach and a former assistant secretary of the presidential communications office
  • But this week the controversial Duterte ally failed to add ‘congresswoman’ to the list
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Mocha Uson fell flat in her attempt to win a seat in the House. Photo: Twitter
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP

How a strong showing for Rodrigo Duterte in Philippine midterms could clear path for death penalty to return

  • The death penalty has a complicated past in the Philippines, having been outlawed in 1987, reinstated six years later and then abolished again in 2006
  • An expert on Philippine elections said it’s “likely that some of the president’s ideas will get through”.
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo: AP
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