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Philippines group seeks to bar Marcos Jr. from election for tax evasion

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MANILA (Reuters) -A group opposing the candidacy of the son of late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos for next year’s presidential race will ask the election commission on Wednesday to bar him from running because he has been convicted for tax evasion. Called the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses and Martial Law, the group will file a petition for the disqualification of Ferdinand Marcos Jr after he emerged as the frontrunner for the May election. Former congressman Satur Ocampo, one of the group’s convenors, said the petition, like one filed by another gr…

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