Duterte Widens Lead in Philippines Race Despite Rape Comment

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Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte.

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Rodrigo Duterte jumped further ahead in the Philippine presidential race, according to a new poll taken after the tough talking Davao City mayor’s inflammatory comments over the 1989 rape and murder of an Australian missionary, as the campaign enters its last two weeks.

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