Philippine opposition faces obscurity amid drubbing in midterm polls

Protesters hold a rally near the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila on May 17, 2019. PHOTO: AFP
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MANILA - The midterm elections last week were a complete rout for the opposition. None of its candidates won and it is now down to just four senators in the 24-member Senate.

One of them is in jail for what she says are trumped up charges, and is unable to vote.

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