Philippines opposition leader heads for victory

Maverick anti-crime candidate Rodrigo "Digong" Duterte has won the Philippine presidential elections, following the withdrawal of his opponents.

The ruling party candidate in the Philippines’ presidential election has conceded defeat as controversial mayor; Rodrigo Duterte is heading for a resounding victory.

Manuel “Mar” Roxas has addressed supporters as unofficial results put Duterte ahead by an insurmountable 6.1 million votes.

He has admitted defeat after polls gave Mr Duterte an unassailable lead.

Mr Duterte said he accepted the mandate with “extreme humility”.

The 71-year-old stirred controversy during campaigning with his incendiary comments.

He has credited his success to his tough stance on law and order.

 

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