COMELEC Releases Official List of Candidates for President and Vice President
Initially, there were 99 aspirants who filed their certificates of candidacy for the position of President of the Philippines. However, after much deliberation, the COMELEC has only allowed 8 candidates to run for President.
The following have been officially considered eligibile to run for the position of President of the Philippines:
Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III (Liberal Party), Olongapo City councilor JC de los Reyes (Ang Kapatiran), former President Joseph Estrada (UNO-PMP), Sen. Richard Gordon (Bagumbayan), Sen. Jamby Madrigal (independent), former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro (Lakas-Kampi-CMD), Bro. Eddie Villanueva (Bangon Pilipinas) and Sen. Manny Villar (Nacionalista Party).
The COMELEC has also trimmed down the vice-presidential aspirants to also eight, and these are:
Sen. Mar Roxas (Liberal Party), Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay (UNO-PMP), former Metropolitan Manila Development Authority chairman Bayani Fernando (Bagumbayan), Sen. Loren Legarda (Nacionalista Party), Edu Manzano (Lakas-Kampi-CMD), broadcaster Jay Sonza (KBL), former Securities and Exchange Commission chief Perfecto Yasay (Bangon Pilipinas) and Dominador Chipeco Jr. (Ang Kapatiran).
The COMELEC has also allowed 58 candidates for the position of senator from more than the 100 who filed their candidacy for the position. That list will come out shortly.
So – there you go – out of that official list will emerge our nation’s next President and Vice President.
God save the Philippines!