People lined up in blazing heat to cast ballots in what has been described as the country's most heated election in its history. According to the polls, the leading contender for the presidency is a tough talking mayor who has been compared to Donald Trump. His name is Rodrigo Duterte and his nickname is "the Punisher." But he's just one of thousands of candidates in this election, which will determine the president, vice president and senators in this nation of 7,000 islands. We check in with The BBC's Jonathan Head in Manila.
- Jonathan Head, southeast Asia correspondent for BBC News. He tweets @pakhead.
This segment aired on May 9, 2016.