Familiar names, unfamiliar faces: A Marcos, an Aquino file COCs
MANILA, Philippines — A Marcos filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) on Sunday, the sole aspiring president to do so on the third day of the week-long filing of COCs.
No, he’s not Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. but Tiburcio Marcos, who is running independently.
He filed his COC through a representative at 11:03 a.m. at the Harbor Garden Tent of Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay.
Meanwhile, another candidate with a familiar surname, Luz “Lala Ganda” Aquino filed her COC for senator, also through a representative at 11:15 a.m.
Marcos is the eighth aspirant to file a COC for president so far, while Aquino is the 22nd aspirant to file a COC for senator.
No aspiring vice presidents filed their COC, while only four senatorial candidates filed their own, including Aquino, on the same day.
The aspiring senators are:
- Najar “Jinggoy” Salih, Indepentent
- Luz “Lala Ganda” Aquino, Independent
- former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Pwerse ng Masang Pilipino
- former Otso Diretso bet Samira Gutoc, Aksyon Demoktratiko
Nine party-list groups, meanwhile, filed their Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance (CONA):
- 1 – UTAP
- VOICE Philippines
- 1A SECAP
- ACT ONE
- ILOCANO DEFENDERS
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