Eleven presidential aspirants have been included on the current tentative list of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the May 2022 polls.
Based on the list as of Wednesday, the aspirants that made it to the recent list are Abella, Ernie; Arcega, Gerald; De Guzman, Leody; Domagoso, Isko Moreno; Gonzales, Norberto.
Also on the list are Lacson, Ping; Mangondato, Faisal; Marcos, Bongbong; Montemayor, Jose Jr.; Pacquiao, Manny Pacman and Robredo, Leni.
For vice presidential aspirants, there are nine names — Atienza, Lito; Bello, Walden; David, Rizalito; Duterte, Sara; Lopez, Manny SD; Ong, Doc Willie; Pangilinan, Kiko; Serapio, Carlos and Sotto, Vicente.
On the other hand, the tentative number of senatorial aspirants is now at 64.
The poll body has yet to come up with the final list of national and local candidates including party-list groups since there are still pending cases as to their respective candidacies. READ MORE
A day after saying he is backing out of the presidential race in the 2022 elections, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has not gone to the Commission onElections (Comelec) to withdraw his Certificate of Candidacy (COC)
MANILA – Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go has until election day to file his statement of withdrawal from the presidential race, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said on Wednesday.Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng… Read More
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte ended speculations over what position she would run for in the 2022 elections by filing on Saturday her Certificate Of Candidacy (COC) for vice president under Lakas-CMD.
Duterte-Carpio’s filing for vice president comes after her COC withdrawal for reelection as Davao City mayor on Tuesday and resigning from her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago on Thursday and her joining the Lakas-CMD chaired by former PresidentGloria Aroyo.
Sasa filed her COC as substitute for Lakas-CMD’s Lyle Uy at the Commission on Elections (Comelec)
Her COC was filed by lawyer Reynold Munsayac two days before the deadline for substitution of election aspirants on November 15.
Hours after resigning from her regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday joined the Lakas Christian-Muslim-Democrats (Lakas-CMD) party of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Sara, a potential candidate for the presidency in the 2022 election, has taken her oath as a member of the (Lakas-CMD party, House Majority Leader and Leyte Rep. Martin G. Romualdez, president of the party, said in a statement.
“We had long been inviting Mayor Inday to join our party as we are all impressed with her sterling qualities as a leader and we saw up close her exemplary work ethics as chief executive of Davao City,” said Romualdez, who presided over the oath-taking ceremony in Cavite province on Thursday night
Lakas-CMD party chairman Senator Bong Revilla, was among witnesses of the oath-taking at the Revilla Farm in Silang, Cavite.
Lakas-CMD chaired by Arroyo, has produced two Philippine presidents: Fidel V. Ramos and Arroyo.
Sara and Arroyo played power brokers in 2018 when they locked hands in the ouster of then House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and the installment of then Rep.Arroyo as Speaker.
If Sara decides to run in 2022, she could replace a candidate of the Lakas-CMD who has already filed at Comelec a Certificate of Candidacy (COC) on or before November 15, the deadline for substitution of candidates.
The Lakas-CMD has fielded its executive director Anna Capela Velasco and member Lyle Fernando Uy as presidential and vice presidential candidates.
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