Familiar names, unfamiliar faces: a Marcos, an Aquino COCs dossier


MANILA, Philippines – A Marcos filed his Certificate of Nomination (COC) on Sunday, the only aspiring president to do so on the third day of COC filing week.

No, it’s not Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. but Tiburcio Marcos, who runs independently.

He dropped off his COC through a representative at 11:03 a.m. at the Harbor Garden tent at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza in Pasay.

Meanwhile, another candidate with the familiar last name, Luz “Lala Ganda” Aquino, filed her COC for the senator, also through a representative at 11:15 am.

Marcos is the eighth contender to file a COC for the president so far, while Aquino is the 22nd contender to file a COC for the senator.

No aspiring vice president has tabled their COC, while only four Senate candidates tabled theirs, including Aquino, on the same day.

The aspiring senators are:

  • Najar “Jinggoy” Salih, independent
  • Luz “Lala Ganda” Aquino, Independent
  • former Senator Jinggoy Estrada, Pwerse ng Masang Pilipino
  • former Otso Diretso bet Samira Gutoc, Aksyon Demoktratiko

READ: Jinggoy Estrada submits his candidacy for the post of senator

READ: Samira Gutoc files a certificate of candidacy for the post of senator

Meanwhile, nine party list groups submitted their Certificate of Nomination and Acceptance (CONA):

  • 1 – UTAP
  • VOICE Philippines
  • 1A SECAP
  • 4P

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