Philippine leader runs for senate, after vow to retire

  • A representative of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte holds his Certificate of Candidacy for Senator at the Commission on Elections in Manila, Philippines,Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. Duterte filed his candidacy Monday for a Senate seat in next year’s elections, walking back on his announcement that he would retire from politics when his term ends and prompting human rights activists to press allegations that he would do anything to cling to power to evade accountability for his deadly anti-drugs crackdown. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday filed his candidacy for a senate seat in next year’s elections, walking back on his vow that he would retire from politics when his term ends and prompting rights groups to say the leader is working to evade accountability for his deadly anti-drug campaign while in office.

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