Arjo Atayde Files Candidacy for Quezon City Congressman
ARJO ATAYDE – The Kapamilya actor filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for congressman of Quezon City’s first district.
Today is the last day of the filing of candidacy for the Election 2022. The Commission on Election (COMELEC) made it clear that there is no extension for the filing of the Certificates of Candidacies (COCs) unlike the voter registration period.
Supposedly, the last day of the voter registration period was September 30, 2021. However, a few days before the deadline set by COMELEC, there were still long lines in the areas designated by the poll body for voter registration. The public called for extension.
The call of the public was backed by the lawmakers in the Senate and the House of Representatives. COMELEC agreed to extend the voter registration period with its resumption on October 11 until October 30, 2021.
Several celebrities from the other fields are joining the Election 2022. Some of them are known personalities in the Philippine showbiz industry.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, one of those actors who will join politics is Kapamilya actor Arjo Atayde. He is running for congressman of the first district of Quezon City.
Arjo Atayde filed his Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for congressman of the first district of Quezon City at the COMELEC NCR office in Intramuros, Manila. The actor was accompanied by his mother, veteran actress Sylvia Sanchez, and Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte.
Arjo made a name in showbiz not only in the Philippines but even abroad. He was awarded as the Best Actor at the 2020 Asian Academy Creative Awards for his performance in the movie “Bagman”. Reportedly, the actor donated service vehicles to QC last June.
He is just one of the many actors and actresses who are running for a seat in the government next year. Most got bids for a position in the local government.
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