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newsinfo.inquirer.net Duterte tightens grip on power in Philippine midterm polls

Manila, Philippines --- Allies of President Rodrigo Duterte stormed to a landslide victory in the midterm polls, final results showed Wednesday, dissolving a last check on his controversial rule.
Loyalists won both houses of the legislature, shutting out all opposition candidates in the Senate, which had served as a buffer against Duterte's most contentious plans.
The results open a path for Duterte…
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