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LIST: Presidential, VP, senatorial aspirants on day 4 of COC filing

/ 06:35 PM October 15, 2015
LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas (third from right), and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo file their COCs with Roxas' wife Korina Sanchez and mother Judy Araneta Roxas, and Robredo's children Aika, Tricia and Jillian. YUJI VINCENT GONZALES/INQUIRER.net

LP standard-bearer Mar Roxas (third from right), and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo file their COCs with Roxas’ wife Korina Sanchez and mother Judy Araneta Roxas, and Robredo’s children Aika, Tricia and Jillian. YUJI VINCENT GONZALES/INQUIRER.net

The fourth and second to the last day of filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) for the 2016 elections have ended, but the Commission on Elections (Comelec) is expecting more people seeking top national posts tomorrow.

Liberal Party bets Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo and the tandem of Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero led today’s COC filers.

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As of Oct. 15, 5:00 p.m., Comelec said 76 people filed COCs for president, 15 for vice president, and 83 for senators.

For president:

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  1. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II
  2. Quiterio Castilla
  3. Jose Larry Maquinana
  4. Camilo Tiqui
  5. Justino Padiernos
  6. Apolonia Soguilon
  7. Erenia Romanillos
  8. Sahiron Salim
  9. Benecio Rufil
  10. Buenafe aka Brigido
  11. Elizabeth Capular
  12. Crisostomo Arada
  13. Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares
  14. Maria Victoria del Rosario
  15. Edna Guillermo
  16. Gary Jamile
  17. Erwin Padirogao
  18. Rodel Mancilla
  19. Ranulfo Feliciano

For vice president:

  1. Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo
  2. Hermito De Asis
  3. Diego Palomares, Jr.
  4. Francis Joseph “Chiz” Escudero

For senator:

  1. Robert De Castro
  2. Alvin Almirante Bersales
  3. Sandra Cam
  4. Nariman Ambolodto
  5. Hernando Bruce
  6. Allan Montano
  7. Lorna Kapunan
  8. Cresente Paez
  9. Jay Angelique Jaafar
  10. Ephraim David
  11. Leila De Lima
  12. Celedonio Ompad
  13. Ray Dorona
  14. Pol Bulilan
  15. Antonio Aquino
  16. Teofisto Guingona III
  17. Fausto Cabantac
  18. Sergio Osmeña III
  19. Floresca Leto
  20. Bethsaida Lopez
  21. Yusoph Mando
  22. Habib Adz Nikabulin
  23. Rosauro Revilla
  24. Nicandro Pitos
  25. Rosalinda Dacanay
  26. Catherine Gawat
  27. Arturo Remo
  28. Elizabeth del Rio Martinez
  29. Amado Combate
  30. Mary Lou Estrada

Asked about the high number of aspirants, Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez reiterated the poll body’s provisions on so-called “nuisance” candidates.

Jimenez said Comelec has the authority to reject COCs of individuals who make a mockery of the electoral system; seek to confuse voters through similarity of names; and have no bona fide or good intention in running for office.

Saying that the Comelec’s evaluation process is “not that simplistic,” Jimenez said those who “fall outside reasonableness” may also be deemed as nuisance.

The official list of candidates for the 2016 polls is set to be released on Dec. 10. JE

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