Vergel O. Santos

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The chairman of the election commission is being threatened with impeachment: The commission’s database, which contains the personal data of more than 55 million registered voters, was hacked before the general election last May. Andres Bautista, the chairman, told me recently that he finds this situation “ridiculous.” Maybe it is — then again maybe not, since the point seems to be to bolster the standing of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as President Rodrigo Duterte’s rightful political heir.

The president is a professed idolater of Ferdinand Marcos Sr., and his election campaign was partly bankrolled by the late dictator’s heirs. Mr. Duterte has suggested publicly that the younger Mr.…  Seguir leyendo »