Elec­tion polls open in Philip­pines

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Manila: Polls have opened in Philip­pines amid tight se­cu­rity for the coun­try’s gen­eral elec­tion.

More than 100,000 po­lice of­fi­cers will be on duty, amid fears of vi­o­lence. Five can­di­dates are in the race to be­come the new pres­i­dent. A vice-pres­i­dent, se­na­tors and about 18,000 lo­cal of­fi­cials in­clud­ing may­ors will also be elected. BBC

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