MANILA (Mabuhay) – Last week’s period for filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) recorded the greatest number of aspirants for elective posts with 130 COCs filed for president, 19 for vice president, and 172 for senator, according to Commission on Elections spokesperson James Jimenez.
The Partido Bagong Maharlika party had the most number of candidates with one for president, one for vice president, and nine Senate candidates.
The administration’s Liberal Party (LP) had one for president, one for vice president, and eight candidates for senator.
The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), the Ang Kapatiran Party, and the Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka each had one for president, one for vice president, and six for the senate.
The Philippine Green Republican Party had one president and six senate candidates.
The Democratic Party of the Philippines had a presidential candidate and four senate candidates.
PDP Laban and the People’s Freedom Party each had a presidential candidate, while the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino and Bigkis Rizalista each had a candidate for vice president.
The Kilusang Bagong Lipunan had six senate candidates; Bagumbayan had two; PMP had two, the Nacionalista Party had one; PDP-Laban, one; the People’s Reform Party, four; Nationalist People’s Coalition, two; Lakas-CMD, two; Akbayan, one; and Makabayan, one.
Meanwhile, among the independent candidates, 121 were running for president, 12 for vice president, and 101 for senator.
The Comelec is still to receive the reports on the COCs for local posts.(MNS)