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Comelec releases list of senatorial bets for May 2019 polls

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 10:20 AM January 26, 2019
Comelec releases list of senatorial bets for May 2019 polls

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez. INQUIRER.net file photo / CATHY MIRANDA

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 76 names were included in the senatorial race for the May 2019 midterm elections, including former Senator Sergio Osmena III and re-electionist Senator Koko Pimentel.

However, out of the said number, Commission on Elections Spokesperson James Jimenez told reporters on Saturday that 13 of them still have pending cases.

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“Note that there are 13 names included in this list which are still pending finality. Should a certificate of finality be issued, these 13 names will be stricken off the list,” Jimenez said.

“The 13 names will be identified this afternoon, to give time for the certificates of finality to be issued,” he added.

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Both Pimentel and Osmeña are facing disqualification cases before the Comelec office.

Two disqualification cases were filed against Pimentel after petitioners — lawyers Ferdinand Topacio and Glenn Chong — claimed that Pimentel already served two consecutive terms in the Senate, which is prohibited under the 1987 Constitution.

As for Osmeña, the Comelec’s campaign finance office sought for “perpetual disqualification” after Osmeña failed to submit his campaign expense reports in 2010 and 2016.

Last year, the Comelec said that it would announced the official candidates for the midterm polls in Dec. 15, but was put on hold as the commission resolved the disqualification cases of some candidates.

Aside from Osmeña and Pimentel, the Comelec also included the three ex-senators involved in the pork barrel controversy namely: former Senators Bong Revilla, Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada.

READ: 3 ex-senators in pork scam running again

Chong, who is Pimentel’s petitioner in the disqualification case, is an election reform advocate.

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Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, Atty. Larry Gadon, Enrile, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, and former Palace Spokesperson Harry Roque were also qualified to run for senator in the upcoming elections.

Below is the partial list of candidates for senator in the 2019 midterm elections:

ABEJO, VANGIE

AFUANG, ABNER

AGUILAR, FREDDIE

ALBA, ALBERT

ALBANI, SHARIFF

ALEJANO, GARY

ALFAJORA, RICHARD

ALUNAN, RAFFY

ANGARA, EDGARDO SONNY

ANSULA, ERNESTO

AQUINO, BENIGNO BAM

ARCEGA, GERALD

ARELLANO, ERNESTO

ARIAS, MARCELINO

ARPA, HUSSAYIN

AUSTRIA, BERNARD

BALDEVARONA, BALDE

BINAY, NANCY

BONG REVILLA, RAMON JR

CACERES, JESUS

CASIÑO, TOTI

CAYETANO, PIA

CHAVEZ, MELCHOR

CHONG, GLENN

COLMENARES, NERI

DAVID, RIZALITO

DE ALBAN, ANGELO

DE GUZMAN, KA LEODY

DELA ROSA, BATO

DIOKNO, CHEL

EJERCITO, ESTRADA JV

ENCARNACION, ALEXANDER

ENRILE, JUAN PONCE

ESCUDERO, AGNES

ESTRADA, JINGGOY

FRANCISCO, ELMER

GADDI, CHARLIE

GADON, LARRY

GENEROSO, GEN PEDERALISMO

GEROY, GEREMY

GO, BONG GO

GUIGAYUMA, JUNBERT

GUTOC, SAMIRA

HILBAY, PILO

ILIW ILIW, WILLIAM

JANGAO, BFG ABRAHAM

JAVELLANA, RJ

JAVELONA, JOSEFA

LAPID, LITO

MACALINTAL, MACAROMY

MALLILLIN, EMILY

MANGONDATO, FAISAL

MANGUDADATU, DONG

MANICAD, JIGGY

MARCOS, IMEE

MARQUEZ, NORMAN

MATULA, JOSE SONNY

MENIANO, LUTHER

MERANO, ROLANDO

MONTAÑO, ALLAN

NALLIW, JOAN SHEELAH

NAVAL, FRANK

NEGAPATAN, ERIC

ONG, DOC WILLIE

OSMEÑA, SERGE

PADILLA, DADO

PIMENTEL, KOKO

POE, GRACE

ROLEDA, DAN KAIBIGAN

ROQUE, HARRY “SPOX”

ROXAS, MAR

SAHIDULLA, LADY ANN

TAÑADA, LORENZO ERIN TAPAT

TOLENTINO, FRANCIS

VALDES, BUTCH

VILLAR, CYNTHIA

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Courtesy of Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez.

Courtesy of Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez.

Courtesy of Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez.

Courtesy of Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez.

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