The May 10 elections will determine who will succeed President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on June 30. Nine people -- eight men and one woman -- are vying for the highest office, among them the progeny of presidents and a Supreme Court Justice, a billionaire, an ousted president, and an evangelist.
Political dynasties and rivalries rule in the Philippines, and the presidential race is no exception. Two are second cousins, and one is an uncle to the other.
Welcome to the rough-and-tumble world of Philippine politics.