Comelec Speaks on Candidates for Election 2022
COMELEC – The Commission on Elections named the presidential and vice-presidential candidates who remain in the Election 2022 ballot.
The next national election is around four (4) months away from now and preparations are already ongoing most especially since the pandemic may still not be over during the upcoming poll. The official campaign period has yet to start but some national post candidates have started visiting certain areas to hear the sentiments of the public.
After the period set for the filing of candidacy last October, the Commission on Elections confirmed that there was quite a huge number of presidential and vice-presidential aspirants for the Election 2022. The poll body checked on the candidacies of these people to determine if there are nuisance candidates or those who don’t really intend to run for the position.
Comelec has canceled the candidacies of several presidential and vice-presidential aspirants. Following the filing of the COCs, several political parties have announced their support to certain candidates.
Recently, Commission on Election gave an update on the list of presidential and vice-presidential candidates in the upcoming Election 2022. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez confirmed that there are ten (10) presidential candidates who remain in the Election 2022 ballot.
The presidential candidates who remain in the national ballot are the following:
- Vice President Leni Robredo
- Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
- Sen. Manny Pacquiao
- Sen. Ping Lacson
- Mayor Isko Moreno
- Labor leader Ka Leody de Guzman
- Former presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella
- Former SecurityAdviser Norberto Gonzalez
- Faisal Mangondato
- Jose Montemayor Jr.
Based on the report, Comelec also spoke on the vice-presidential candidates who remain in the Election 2022 ballot and they are the following:
- Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III
- Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan
- Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio
- Buhay partylist Representative Lito Atienza
- Dr. Willie Ong
- Walden Bello
- Rizalito David
- Manny Lopez
- Carlos Serapio
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