Philippines: Noynoy Pulls Away…

With less than a month to go before the Philippine national election on May 10, the polls are starting to confound the experts. Benigno"Noynoy" Aquino III, presumed to have been outspent, outsmarted and outgunned by his principal rival, Manuel"Manny" Villar, has picked up increasing steam along with Joseph "Erap" Estrada, the disgraced former president who was driven from office by scandal in 2001 and was later pardoned by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

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