Honasan files candidacy for Senate comeback | Inquirer News

Honasan files candidacy for Senate comeback

/ 03:58 PM October 08, 2021

DICT Sec. Gregorio Honasan

DICT SEC. HONASAN DEFENDS 2022 BUDGET: Sec. Gregorio Honasan of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) on Monday, September 20, 2021, defends the proposed budget of the agency for 2022. During a presentation before the Finance Subcommittee C hybrid briefing, the agency’s budget as approved by Malacanang for next year was down to P9.06 billion from the DICT’s proposed budget amounting to P34.63 billion.(Henzberg Austria/Senate PRIB)

MANILA, Philippines — Former senator and Department of Communications and Information Technology (DICT) Secretary Gringo Honasan II on Friday filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator in the 2022 elections.

Honasan filed his COC at the Harbor Garden Tent of the Sofitel Hotel in Pasay City to formalize his bid.


He played a key role in the 1986 People Power Revolution which ended the authoritarian rule of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.


Honasan entered politics in 1995 when he ran for senator and won. He served as senator from 1995 to 2004.

He was elected to Senate again in 2007 and was reelected in 2013.

In the 2016 polls, Honasan ran for vice president with then-presidential aspirant Jejomar Binay as his running mate. Both of them lost.

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