12 file COCs for president, 3 for vice president, 16 for senator and 10 for partylist

Published October 4, 2021, 7:24 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The fourth day of the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) for the May 2022 polls saw 12 aspirants filing for president, three for vice president, 16 for senator and 10 for partylist.


Based on the list provided by the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the 12 aspirants who submitted their COCs for president on Monday, Oct. 4 are the following: Sonny Boy Andrade,

Juanita Trocenio, Alfredo Respuesto, Gabriela Larot, Faisal Mangondato, Franscisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, Leo Cadion, Maria Mercedes Pesigan, Delia Aniñon, Renato Valera, Melchor Puno, and Winston Kayanan.

For vice president: Carlos Serapio,

Willie “Doc Willie” Ong, and Princess Sunshine Amirah Magdangal As for senators: Narciso Solis, Marieta Mindalano-Adam, Roberto Aniceto, Guzman Claro, Maria Lourdes Santiago, Edgar Miranda, Rosita Maura Delos Angeles, Jigger Pitos, Eleazar Calampiano, Bobby Francisco, Pedro Austria, Florencio Carlos, Anthony Castro, Mario Mangco, Junibert Guigayuma and Jennet “Genie” Tam.

Partylist groups that have filed their list of nominees and certificates of nomination and acceptance (CONA): Ang Koalisyon ng Indigenous People, Marvelous Tayo, Alagaan ng Sambayanang Pilipino, Gabriela, Aasenso, Ako’y Tech Voc, AKAP, Truck Drivers Philippines, Ipatupad for Workers, and Aangat Kusinerong Pinoy.

Meanwhile, Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said there is no prohibition for a person who filed a COC for a local position from changing their mind and seek a national post.

“There is no prohibition if one files a COC for mayor, then changes her mind and will instead run for congressman or president. That is allowed,” he said in an interview.

But Jimenez said the COC filed must first be withdrawn before filing another one.

He added that the candidate will have to run under a national party or they be considered as independent candidates.

President Duterte earlier revealed that his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, will run for president in next year’s polls.

The presidential daughter already filed her COC seeking reelection in the 2022 polls.

The COC filing period will run until Oct. 8, 2021.