HEADS UP: How Presidential Candidates Kicked Off Official Campaign (Feb. 9)

Here’s what you need to know today.
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Here’s a Heads Up from reportr on news you need to know today, Feb. 9:

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  • Social media is the key battleground in the Philippine presidential elections as the official campaign period started yesterday with big rallies and motorcades.
  • Mayor Isko Moreno showcased Manila as he made the case for voters to transfer him to Malacanang from city hall.
  • Manny Pacquiao went back to his General Santos roots to show voters that a president Pacquiao knows what it’s like to be poor.
  • Leni Robredo painted her Naga City bailiwick pink as her supporters held noise barrages to make the case for honest and competent leadership.
  • Bongbong Marcos flexed his political muscle at the Philippine Arena owned by the bloc-voting Iglesia ni Cristo, with the rally hosted by vlogger Toni Gonzaga.
  • Sen. Ping Lacson launched his presidential bid in his hometown Imus, Cavite, positioning himself as the leader who will uplift the lives of millions by eradicating corruption.
  • The petition seeking to block the presidential candidacy of Bongbong Marcos on the grounds that he's an impostor has been dismissed, Comelec said.
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