LOOK: Comelec releases certified list of presidential, VP bets
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday released the certified list of names of presidential and vice presidential candidates for the upcoming national polls that will appear on the ballot.
It will be a six-cornered fight for the two highest political posts in the country.
Six candidates are vying for the presidency, namely opposition leader Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, Sen. Grace Poe (independent), administration bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas II (Liberal Party), and OFW Family Club party-list Rep. Roy Señeres (Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka).
The Comelec’s 1st division on Thursday denied all petitions seeking to disqualify Duterte from the presidential derby due to lack of merit, while a petition by Sen. Grace Poe is being heard by the Supreme Court regarding the poll body’s resolution to cancel her certificate of candidacy for president over citizenship and residency issues.
Six names also appeared on the certified list for vice presidential candidates, namely Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano (independent), Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero (independent), Sen. Gringo Honasan (UNA), Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. (independent), Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo (LP), and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV (independent).
The poll body previously said it will start the printing of ballots to be used in the May elections on Feb. 8. CDG
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